The Amish and Technology: An Excerpt from The Amish

The Amish and Technology: An Excerpt from The Amish

by Donald B. Kraybill, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, Steven M. Nolt
     
 

Limits on technology are the signature mark of twenty-first century Amish identity. Riding in horse-drawn buggies and living unplugged from the public grid unmistakably separate Amish people from mainstream Americans. Yet the Amish do not categorically condemn technology. Nor are they technologically naïve. Rather, Amish communities selectively sort out what

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Overview

Limits on technology are the signature mark of twenty-first century Amish identity. Riding in horse-drawn buggies and living unplugged from the public grid unmistakably separate Amish people from mainstream Americans. Yet the Amish do not categorically condemn technology. Nor are they technologically naïve. Rather, Amish communities selectively sort out what might help or harm them. More significantly, the Amish modify and adapt technology in creative ways to fit their cultural values and social goals. Amish technologies are diverse, complicated, and ever-changing. This digital short explores the complicated relationship between the Amish and technology today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421410463
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,248,596
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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