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  • A socio-anthropological analysis of forms of prayer among the Amish.
    Borella, Andrea (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 119-131.

    Based on participant observation in a family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Amish silent prayers support the autonomy of Amish men & women.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Amish, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Silence
  • Renegade Amish. Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers.
    Kraybill, Donald B. (2014)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Narrates the attack & subsequent trial of a cult from the margins of the Amish community, whose members seized Amish critics and forcibly cut their hair & beards. "Cult" is used to refer to an isolated community dominated by an abusive leader.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Ohio, Bergholz; Criminology; Cult; Amish, U.S.A.; Conflict; Violence
  • The Amish population: County estimates and settlement patterns.
    Donnermeyer, Joseph, Cory Anderson, and Elizabeth Cooksey (2013)
    Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 1:1: 72-109.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Amish, U.S.A.
  • The role of social capital for Amish entrepreneurs in pursuing informal economic opportunities.
    Jeong, Seonhee (2013)
    Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 1:1: 127-168.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Social capital; Amish, U.S.A.
  • An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World's Largest Amish Community.
    Hurst, Charles E., and David L. McConnell (2010)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; United States, Ohio, Holmes County
  • Plain Diversity: Amish Culture and Identities.
    Nolt, Steven M., and Thomas J. Meyers (2007)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Studies 19 Amish communities in Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana; Amish, U.S.A.
  • Population growth and fertility patterns in an Old Order Amish settlement.
    Greksa, Lawrence P. (2002)
    Annals of Human Biology 29:2: 192-201.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Demography; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.
  • On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren.
    Kraybill, Donald B., and Carl F. Bowman (2001)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Hutterite; Anabaptist; Mennonite; Sect; Brethren, U.S.A.; Amish
  • Amish Enterprise. From Plows to Profits.
    Kraybill, Donald B., and Steven M. Nolt (1995)
    Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Based on interviews with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Amish; shows a shift from agriculture toward small business.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; Economic; Rural; United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County; Change
  • Occupational opportunities for Old Order Amish women.
    Huntington, Gertrude Enders (1994)
    Pennsylvania Folklore 43:3: 115-120.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.; Gender role
  • Health Care.
    Huntington, Gertrude Enders (1993)
    In Donald B. Kraybill (ed.), The Amish and the State. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 163-189.

    Amish have wanted to adopt public health measures on the basis of their own responsibility, not under compulsion from the outside.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; Medical
  • Education and Schooling.
    Meyers, Thomas J. (1993)
    In Donald B. Kraybill (ed.) The Amish and the State. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 87-106.

    Account of conflict over compulsory education & the emergence of Amish schools.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Amish, U.S.A.
  • The National Amish Steering Committee.
    Olshan, Marc A. (1993)
    In Donald B. Kraybill (ed.) The Amish and the State. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 67-84.

    Account of the emergence of a leadership body concerned with conscription law that took up other functions over time.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace/war; State; Amish, U.S.A.
  • The Role of Outsiders.
    Kidder, Robert L. (1993)
    In Donald B. Kraybill (ed.), The Amish and the State. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 215-233.

    Based on 1987-90 research in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; the Amish ironically depend on a network of outsiders to set themselves apart from the wider society.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County; Amish, U.S.A.
  • Extraordinary Groups. An Examination of Unconventional Life-Styles, 5th Ed.
    Kephart, William M., and William W. Zellner (1993)
    New York; St. Martin's Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Science, U.S.A.; Jewish, Hasidic, Satmar; Jehovahs Witness; Mormon; Father Divine; Oneida; Jewish, Lubavitcher; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.; Commune; Jewish, Hasidic, Satmarer
  • Population Growth and its Consequences in the Elkhart-Lagrange Old Order Amish Settlement.
    Meyers, Thomas J. (1991)
    Mennonite Quarterly Review 65:3: 308-321.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; United States, Indiana; Amish, U.S.A.
  • The Old Order Amish Steering Committee: A Case Study in Organizational Evolution.
    Olshan, Marc A. (1990)
    Social Forces 69: 603-616.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Amish, U.S.A.
  • Amish Adaptations to Modern Society: Technical, Medical and Legal.
    Ediger, Marlow (1986)
    Sociology and Social Research 70:4: 286.

    Reports observations in rural Iowa & Ohio.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; Adaptation
  • Women's roles and family production among the Old Order Amish.
    Ericksen, Julia A., and Gary Klein (1981)
    Rural Sociology 46:2: 282-296.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Family; Economic; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.
  • Modernity, the folk society, and the Old Order Amish: An alternative interpretation.
    Olshan, Marc A. (1981)
    Rural Sociology 46:2: 297-309.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.; Folk religion; Modernity
  • Fertility patterns and trends among the Old Order Amish.
    Ericksen, Julia A., Eugene P. Erickson, John A. Hostetler, and Gertrude E. Huntington (1979)
    Population Studies 33: 255-278.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Fertility; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.
  • Boundary Maintenance Revisited: Tourist Experiences in an Old Amish Community.
    Buck, Roy C. (1978)
    Rural Sociology 43:2: 221-234.

    1976 participant observation study of both the Amish & tourists in Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania. Tourist industry strategies keep tourists from engaging the Amish, thereby preserving the latter from outside contact.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County; Tourists; Boundary maintenance
  • A comparative analysis of economic roles within the family: Amish and contemporary American women.
    Wright, Richard (1977)
    International Journal of the Sociology of the Family 7: 55-60.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; Comparative; Economic; Family; Gender role
  • A Peculiar People: Iowa's Old Order Amish.
    Schwieder, Elmer, and Dorothy Schwieder (1975)
    Davenport: Iowa State University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Iowa; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.
  • The decline of orthodoxy among the Amish.
    Yutzy, Daniel (1968)
    Sociological Focus 2:1: 19-26.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Change; Amish, U.S.A.
  • The Plain People of Oregon.
    Barclay, Harold B. (1967)
    Review of Religious Research 8: 140-165.

    Analyzes the survival mechanisms used by the Church of God in Christ (Mennonite), Old Order Amish, Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonites, & Old German Baptist Brethren.

    Associated Search Terms: Mennonite, North America; Anabaptist; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Amish, U.S.A.; United States, Oregon; Old German Baptist Brethren, U.S.A.; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.; Amish
  • The Old Order Amish vs. the Compulsory School Attendance Laws: An Analysis of Conflict.
    Billings, Thomas A. (1961)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Oregon [DA 21:9, pp. 2574-75]

    Examines a conflict between the Amish & the State of Ohio

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Law; Conflict; United States, Ohio; Amish, U.S.A.
  • The Old Order Amish as a social system.
    Loomis, Charles P. (1960)
    In Charles P. Loomis (ed.) Social Systems: Essays on their Persistence and Change. Princeton, New Jersey: D. Van Nostrand, pp. 212-248.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.; System
  • Personality Differences between Amish and non-Amish Children.
    Smith, Elmer Lewis (1958)
    Rural Sociology 23:4: 371-376.

    Analyzes personality inventory data from 7th & 8th grade students in 2 rural schools in southeast Pennsylvania.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania; Rural; Students, primary
  • Dove at the Window: A Study of an Old Order Amish Community in Ohio.
    Huntington, Gertrude Enders (Abbie Gertrude Enters Huntington) (1957)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Yale University.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; United States, Ohio
  • A Study of Acculturation in an Amish Community.
    Smith, Elmer Lewis (1955)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Syracuse University. [DA 16, p. 1526]

    Examines contemporary Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Amish in the historical context of Amish values.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County; Participant observation; Amish, U.S.A.; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.; Mapping census
  • The Amish Family in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.
    Hostetler, John A. (1951)
    Unpublished M.S. thesis, Pennsylvania State College.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; United States, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County; Amish, U.S.A.
  • Solidarity among the Amish.
    Quinlan, Patrick T. (1947)
    American Journal of Economics and Sociology 6:4: 561-563.

    A general description of American Amish.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.
  • The Agricultural Stability of the Old Order Amish and the Old Order Mennonites of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
    Kollmorgen, Walter M. (1943)
    American Journal of Sociology 49:3: 233-241.

    Argues that the stability of the communities is explained by their belief in isolation from the wider world.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; Rural; Mennonite, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County
  • Community Organization in a Rural Amish Community at Arthur, Illinois.
    Houghton, Jr., Arthur Vincent (1932)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Illinois.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Arthur; Amish, U.S.A.; Rural; Community study
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