An Amish Paradox

An Amish Paradox

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An Amish Paradox captures the complexity and creativity of the Holmes County Amish, dispelling the image of the Amish as a vestige of a bygone era and showing how they reinterpret tradition as modernity encroaches on their distinct way of life.The size of church districts is always calculated in numbers of families, and when the threshold of approximately thirty to forty families ... non-Amish families in rural Ohio, Amish families retain several distinctive structural features: a taboo on divorce, the near universality ... Although initiating divorce is grounds for excommunication, it does happen on occasion. ... A small number of Amish ( mostly women) in the Holmes County Settlement receive alimony or child support payments fromanbsp;...

Title:An Amish Paradox
Author:Charles E. Hurst, David L. McConnell
Publisher:JHU Press - 2010-03-15


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