The Amish Struggle with Modernity
Edited by Donald B. Kraybill and Marc A. OlshanE-book: $19.99
This is certainly the best academic introduction to contemporary Amish Culture yet published. But it is also more than that--modernity comes under as much scrutiny as do the Amish. Rejecting all nostalgic approaches...the editors argue for a hardheaded appraisal of the Amish’s ongoing ‘warfare’ against modernity--a warfare that is similar to the less intense resistances numerous other groups have also raised against the modern world.
DONALD B. KRAYBILL is Professor of Sociology at Elizabethtown College, Director of the Young Center for the Study of Anabaptist and Pietist Groups, and author of The Amish and the State (1993), Old Order Amish (1993), and The Riddle of Amish Culture (1989). MARC A. OLSON is Professor of Sociology at Alfred University and author of numerous articles on the Old Order Amish.