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The AMISH

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Helena Casas Calaf

on 22 May 2014

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Transcript of The AMISH

EDUCATION
TECHNOLOGY
It undermines their way of life.
It introduces foreign values into their culture.
They use it selectively:
They can't own gadgets, but they can use non-Amish people's gadgets
They use electricity and machines in farming
They can modify machines to fulfill their purposes
They can use batteries
RUMSPRINGA
ROLES IN SOCIETY
Gender roles
Traditional and well-defined gender roles
Husband: financial and religious head
Wife: housekeeping and motherhood, nourish children's spiritual life

Family
They support each other from birth to death
Sisters
Elders
AMISH
IN POPULAR CULTURE
ORIGINS AND RELIGION
16th century: Protestant Reformation
Anabaptists= Persecution
Jakob Ammam=he became a leader of the Swiss Anabaptists
Emigration to Alsatian
Jakob's proposal to revitalize Anabaptism
Emigration to the United States between the 18th and the 19th centuries
The Amish
ACCEPTANCE IN SOCIETY
A TOURISM INDUSTRY
BIbliography
Thanks for your attention
CURIOUS FACTS
Own private education system
Schooling until 14 (8th grade), after that they concentrate in work skills
One or two rooms, and only one teacher - an Amish woman
They do not study science or sex education
Values: obedience, kindness, cooperative work and respect


FILM
LITERATURE
TV SERIES
MUSIC
"Weird" Al Yankovic - Amish Paradise
RELIGION
Anabaptism followers believe in Catholicism
Teaching of Jesus in daily life
Allegiance to the Bible
Separation of Church and State
They practice their faith
Baptism is a voluntary decision to follow Jesus
Hochmut, Demut and Gelassenheit
ORIGINS
Each church district includes:
a
bishop
: officiates baptisms, weddings, communions, funerals, ordinations, and membership meetings.
two or three
ministers
: together with bishops they preach in the Sunday services
a
deacon
: coordinates mutual aid to assist members with financial needs

Different lifestyle. Pressures from the modern world
No contact with the outer world.
Amish discrimination
Throwing stones at horse-drawn carriages
Roles in Church
THEATER
Buggy rides
It starts at 16 and
ends up at marriage at the age of 18 - 20.
This is the time when youth Amish get to decide whether to become officially Amish or to abandon the community.
It is an opportunity to get in touch with the modern world. Only some of them do that.
BBC. “The Amish”, [online]. In: BBC News. 23 June 2009. URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/subdivisions/amish_1.shtml (06 January 2014)

The Young Center for Anabaptist & Pietist Studies. Amish Studies, [online]. N.p., n.d. URL: http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Index.asp (06 January 2014)

National Geographic. "Amish: Out of Order Facts", [online]. In: National Geographic Channel. N.p., n.d. URL: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/amish-out-of-order/articles/amish-out-of-order-facts (06 January 2014)
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