The Role of Social Capital for Amish Entrepreneurs in Pursuing Informal Economic Opportunities
Jeong, Seonhee (2013-04)
This study explores the specific types of social relationships that influence initiation into and involvement in informal businesses. In particular, it examines the social capital possessed by Amish entrepreneurs who ...
Amish Settlements across America: 2013
Donnermeyer, Joseph F.; Luthy, David (2013-10)
This short research report is based upon previous editions of “Amish Settlements across North America,” which was published periodically in Family Life. It accounts for new settlements founded since the last edition ...
What Do College Students Have to Learn from the Amish?
Brock, Caroline (2013-10)
This paper presents the results of a survey of college courses taught on the Amish. It is based on a series of interviews with instructors at other institutions of higher learning whose courses focus on the Amish, an ...
Coming Home: The Bruderhof Returns to Germany
Jany, Berit (2013-10)
The Bruderhof Community, founded by Eberhard Arnold in Germany shortly after World War I, envisions communal life according to the principles of early Anabaptism, Christian Socialism, and the German Youth Movement. Persecuted ...
A Peculiar People Revisited: Demographic Foundations of the Iowa Amish in the 21st Century
Cooksey, Elizabeth; Donnermeyer, Joseph F. (2013-04)
This article describes the demographic foundations of the Amish in Iowa. We note that since the publication of “A Peculiar People” by Dorothy and Elmer Schwieder in 1975 (with an updated version in 2009) the demographic ...
Who Are the Plain Anabaptists? What Are the Plain Anabaptists?
Anderson, Cory (2013-04)
I define the plain Anabaptists by answering two essential questions: “Who are the plain Anabaptists” and “What are the plain Anabaptists?” In asking “Who are the plain Anabaptists?” I investigate several dimensions of ...
A Survey of Amish Tunebooks: Categorizing Slow Tunes by Date of Origin
Schlabach, Gracia (2013-10)
A survey of Notabücher (tune books) currently used by geographically diverse Amish communities leads to the conclusion that Amish slow tunes can be placed into three categories according to date of origin. I've dubbed ...
Realignment and Division in the Amish Community of Allen County, Indiana: A Historical Narrative
Petrovich, Christopher (2013-04)
The Amish have long faced disagreement over matters of internal policy and adoption of external ideas like evangelical emphases. In Allen County, Indiana, several branches of Anabaptists have developed from the original ...