Explaining Anabaptist Persistence in the Market Economy: Past Paradigms and New Institutional Economics Theory
Lutz, Martin (2017)
Amish and plain Anabaptist economic research has focused either on the religious ethic in the tradition of Weber—religious convictions drive economic behavior—or the ethnic resources model—resources are mobilized to ...
Of Shoulders and Shadows: Selected Amish Scholarship before 1963
Donnermeyer, Joseph F. (2017)
John Hostetler's first edition of Amish Society in 1963 is a milestone in the advancement of scholarship about the Amish. It was revised and re-issued through three more editions. Even though the fourth and final edition ...
The Undistinguished Scholar of the Amish, Werner Enninger, -or- Has the Time Yet Come for Rigorous Theory in Amish Studies?
Anderson, Cory (2017)
Werner Enninger embodies the highest standards of methodological rigor and theoretical insight in Amish studies, and this article synthesizes his 30-some publications written in English. Enninger was a socio-linguist from ...
Paradigmatic Paradigm Problems: Theory Issues in Amish Studies
Reschly, Steven (2017)
Scholars of Amish history and culture, and scholars of Anabaptist and Anabaptist-descent groups more generally, have not engaged consistently or productively with mainstream theoretical developments in social and cultural ...
Reviving the Demographic Study of the Amish
Colyer, Corey; Anderson, Cory; Stein, Rachel; Donnermeyer, Joseph F.; Wasao, Samson (2017)
The Amish exhibit distinctive demographic patterns, notably high fertility. While scholars have studied Amish population dynamics for more than a half century, recent research in this area is limited. We believe the time ...
The Functionalist Problem in Kraybill's Riddle of Amish Culture
Billig, Michael S.; Zook, Elam (2017)
Much of contemporary Amish scholarship manifests an implicit functionalist paradigm that harkens back to mid-20th-century social science. This perspective tends toward optimistic, even "Panglossian," explanation of traits, ...
More Than Forty Amish Affiliations? Charting the Fault Lines
Petrovich, Christopher (2017)
The Amish are notoriously difficult to chart in terms of affiliations. However, defining affiliations is important to researchers: as a suitable measurement of conservatism, as a useful context for making sense of a ...
Horse-and-Buggy Genius: Listening to Mennonites Contest the Modern World By Royden Loewen
Zimmerman, Janelle (2017)