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Amish: A Culture Worth Learning From - ... They reject military warfare and do not take up arms in war. The Amish do discipline their children, which include spanking on the buttocks or the slapping of the hand (The Amish: massacre). The Amish educate their children in a one-room schoolhouse, they attend school from kindergarten until eight grade. Their education focuses on basic reading, writing, math, Amish history, practical farming and home making skills (Amish). Amish children learn that work is pleasurable; each child has a role this is how the Amish culture keeps its structure....   [tags: Amish Culture]
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Amish Culture - Amish Culture The past five weeks in my life have really had an impact on me. In such a short period of time, I have become more aware of the different cultures that exist around the world today. We tend to think that our way of life is the only way there is, or at least the only right way. It is really very ignorant to think that everyone believes and behaves the same way. People should stop being so self-centered and take notice and interest in cultural diversity. There are numerous different cultures in our country alone....   [tags: Amish Culture Cultural Essays]
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Learning about Another Tribe: The Amish - The Holy Quran says, “O mankind. We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).” The God created and made us as nations and tribes that might know one else not to fight one else. The God not just created males and females to life in their area and death; he tells us to share other cultures and know other nations....   [tags: Amish, Islam, history,]
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The History of the Amish - The History of the Amish The Amish, who are also called “The Plain People” or Old Order Amish, originated in Switzerland in approximately 1525. They originated from a movement called the Anabaptist movement. Jacom Amman was the leader. This happened during the reformation in the16th Century Europe. They believed in holding on to traditions and keeping themselves separated from the world. He was stricter about this than other Anabaptists of that time. The Anabaptists were against the union of church and state and also against infant baptism....   [tags: Amish Culture Fundamentalist Religion Essays]
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The Religious World Of Amish Culture - The Religious World of Amish Culture Many tourists are fascinated by the Amish people and their culture. People from all over the world have gone to places like Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, trying to catch the meaning and the reason behind the Amish way of life. Throughout the 19th century Amish people have encountered some difficulties in practicing their religion and living they way they desired to. Disagreements did not only generated between the Amish people and the out side world, but also within their own community, as we have seen in the most significant one which led to an internal division of the Amish population....   [tags: Amish Religion] 1753 words
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Cultural Change and Survival in Amish Society - Cultural Change and Survival in Amish Society I. Introduction Watching the Amish riding their horse drawn carriages through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, you catch a glimpse of how life would have been 150 years ago. The Amish, without their electricity, cars, and television appear to be a static culture, never changing. This, however, is just an illusion. In fact, the Amish are a dynamic culture which is, through market forces and other means, continually interacting with the enormously tempting culture of America....   [tags: Amish Culture Sociology Essays]
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The Amish - Kraybill, Donald. The Amish and the State. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. The Amish and the State is wrote with the intent to identify the cultural values and social organizations of the Amish order along with how the traditional values of the Amish counteracted with the modernity of the state. This book covers the most prominent aspects of the Amish order dating all the way back to their very existence during the Radical Reformation in the sixteenth century. It entitles one to see and feel the persecution the Amish order has faced since 1525....   [tags: essays research papers] 2597 words
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The Amish - In the mid the seventeenth century, the Amish movement was founded in Europe at the time of the Protestant Reformation. They are derived from a group impatient with the pace of reform in the existing churches. One of the main issues is baptism. A group of Anabaptists practise adult baptism. Religion is the basis of Amish life. They believe they must obey God at all times. To the Amish family, life is highly valued. Like other aspects of Amish life, it conforms to traditional attitudes and values....   [tags: Religion] 538 words
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Amish - The Amish the “Plain People” My article is on the Amish Community and their vague and simplified way of life. Most of my essay will emphasize the culture and tradition of the Amish. According to the Pennsylvania, Dutch Country Welcome Center, “ The Amish are a religious group who live in the settlements in 22 states and in Ontario Canada. The oldest groups of old order Amish, about 16- to 18,000 live in Landcaster County PA. These people stress humility, family and separation from the rest of the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 537 words
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The Amish - The Amish Both the Amish and the Mennonites were part of the early Anabaptist movement in Europe, which took place at the time of the Reformation. The Anabaptists believed that only adults who had confessed their faith should be baptized, and that they should remain separate from the larger society. Many of the early Anabaptists were put to death by both Catholics and Protestants, and many others fled to the mountains of Switzerland and southern Germany. Then began the Amish tradition of farming and holding their worship services in homes instead of in churches....   [tags: Papers] 1346 words
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Amish Weddings - ... It will not be fancier than any of her everyday outfits, but the color represents the specialness of the day and it is her opportunity to be set apart in the community. The wedding ceremony is held at the brides’ parent’s home or barn, and it consists of a normal Sunday-like church service with a special time set aside to unite the bride and groom. The congregation sings hymns while the bride and groom are taken to a separate room with the bishop and ministers for a time of “admonition and encouragement” (Clark 113)....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Amish and The First Amendment - ... But Since families are so large and agriculture is dwindling, Amish families have had to start working in factories and other small forms of business in the outside world in order to support their families ( Amish country). The Amish tolerate the outside world only as much as they need too. From conservative clothing with as minimal ornamentation to courting at age 16, the Amish do it their way based on their religion and interpretation of the bible (OHC and Amish country). Life in an Amish community is reclusive and mysterious to the outside world....   [tags: Religion]
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The Counterculture of the Amish: A Fundamentalist Perspective - ... With this basic understanding about the background of how the Amish came to be, as well as their beliefs about religion, economics, family and community, and education, it is clear to understand how the Amish are considered “Plain People,” and how their community functions as a counterculture. The Amish is not just a subculture. Saying that would not give enough emphasis on their uniqueness that sets them apart from the rest of society. That is why the Amish are a counterculture. They are not only a segment of society which is a subculture; they are their own civilization which practices morals, beliefs, customs, and many other characteristics of life that are distinct from the larger society, conforming with their separate lifestyle at all times....   [tags: Culture ]
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Amish Business Relations - Amish Business Relations The Amish are a group of people that teach separation from the outside world. A group that originated from Switzerland is centered in the United States and Canada. Their rules as a society require farming and personal simplicity as their way of life. the luxury of having electricity and telephones are not accepted in this odd way of life. Their transportation is reduced to horse and carriages as a way for them to remain simple. These old order Amish traditions are very strictly enforced....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework] 550 words
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Amish Gone Wild - Amish Gone Wild The main point of this video was to show how the lives of Amish teens are changed drastically when between the ages of 16 and 21 they are faced with a whole new lifestyle. This then leads them to face a very difficult decision. Durring the ages of 16 and 21, Amish teens are 'let lose' or able to live the life that English children live. They can move out, get their license, wear normal clothes and party on a regular basis. Then after this is over with they must make their decision, they can either continue to live the life of an English person and basically be free, or they can join the church and give their lives to God and the Amish ways....   [tags: essays research papers] 794 words
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Rumspringa: Role Conflict Within The Amish Youth Community - The Amish culture in general try to withhold the same traditions, values, and language as the original Amish. This individual Amish subculture in Indiana displayed in the Devil's Playground goes to show just how culturally diverse society can be. Though the ultimate desire of the Amish is to be a good example of Christ, the community encourages a positive deviance of their teenagers called Runspringa. Starting at age sixteen Amish teens are allowed the opportunity to explore the English world to better educate their decision to commit their life to the church and the simple way of living or leave the community turning to a life of relative deviance....   [tags: Religious Teachings] 738 words
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The Presentation of the Amish Community in the Film Witness - The Presentation of the Amish Community in the Film Witness In this essay I am looking at how the use of lighting, music, camera angles, tension and comedy all contributed towards highlighting the differences between the Amish community and the normal American public. I will do this by looking at these different devices that the director Peter Weir uses in the film. He uses all of the above techniques to influence the audience into seeing the Amish and American presented as direct contrasts....   [tags: Papers] 1119 words
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Comparing Amish and North American Society - Comparing Amish and North American Society We can compare Amish society as seen in the movie Witness to North American society to decide which is more ideal. An ideal society is one where there is a strong sense of community among all the members. Education prepares children for life; therefore the type of education a child receives will change the society in the next generation. Although education is valued in both societies, its focus is much different. The Laws of a society reflect the values of a community, and it shows what they consider to be right and wrong....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast] 936 words
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An Ethnographic Study of Social Change in Amish Society - An Ethnographic Study of Social Change in Amish Society On March 23, 1998, I carried out an interview and field observation to confirm a previous hypothesis on Amish social change and survival. I hypothesized, based on library research and personal experience, that Amish society was not static but dynamic and affected by many factors such as economics and cultural survival. In order to check the validity of my hypothesis I arranged to spend a full Sunday (March 23, 1998), with an Amish family....   [tags: Religion Culture Heritage Papers]
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The Clash Between Amish Culture and Modern American Culture in the Film Witness - The Clash Between Amish Culture and Modern American Culture in the Film Witness Witness is a mix of genres; it has romance, action, is part murder/detective story, and is a thriller. The aim of the director, Peter Weir, is to show the clash of cultures between the Amish and the Modern American culture. Peter Weir the director likes to place characters into an unusual situation like in this film he has a Pennsylvanian cop, John Book, having to hide and live in an Amish community....   [tags: Papers] 2129 words
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Maintaining Cultural Identity - Maintaining Cultural Identity What is it that makes a culture of people separate themselves from the world and everything that it has to offer. Some people think that it is because they do not like the direction the world is heading in. Others believe that society does not accept them for the person that they want to be. But in some cases the reason is as simple as religion. The Amish is a perfect example of a traditional culture that has sustained themselves in America for over three hundred years....   [tags: Amish Culture Traditions Identity Essays] 1297 words
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Literate or Culturally Literate - ... Just as mainstream society educates their children to strive for success through literacy and education, the Amish society strives for these same successes with different ideas on what it means to be literate, and how to educate their children. The education of students or “scholars” as they are called in the Amish culture is as different as the cultures itself. A mainstream child’s education begins as early as age 4 when they begin preschool. From this point forward the child is encouraged from an early age to be independent, to be a leader, and to strive for individuality....   [tags: Literacy ]
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Shakers - Amish Documentary I. Title: The Amish Date: 12/23/04 Time: 12:30 Library: West Linn Public Library II. I have heard very little of the Amish people. I always seem to hear jokes made about them and conversations about how crazy they are for not using electricity. I decided that I actually wanted to learn about them to test the validity of the comments I hear. III. Besides the fact that Amish where black, flat hats and don’t use electricity, I know nothing about the Amish....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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Made Up Folk Tail - Ezikeal Yoder was born in a basic Amish community some where in Pennsylvania with Amish parents that absolutely hated the Amish life style. In this town of quiltville Ezikeals parents Jacob and Olga treated him with very un-strict Amish rules they each had a little bit of different views for there son. Jacob wanted him to be live outside of the Amish community. Olga always wanted him to have a better education than work ethic. Both Jacob and Olga did agreed on wanting there son Ezikeal to make his own choices as he grew up....   [tags: essays research papers] 1098 words
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Alcoholism in Three Distinct Societies - Alcoholism in Three Distinct Societies This paper will explore the social problem of Alcoholism in three different societies around the world. Alcoholism is perhaps the most common form of drug abuse in North America today. Poet Ogden Nash was quoted as saying "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker." We will first look at Alcoholism in American society today, and also at a sub-culture within the United States, the Amish. This is a culture of people located in North America, primarily the Northeastern region of the United States....   [tags: Papers] 998 words
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Peter Weir's Witness - Peter Weir's Witness In the 1985 film witness director Peter Weir explores the sharp cultural conflicts between the old Amish society of western Pennsylvania and the modern American world of crime and violence. The main character, Philadelphia police detective John Book (played by Harrison Ford), is forced into hiding by a group of corrupt fellow officers looking for a little Amish boy (played by Lukas Haas). The boy witnesses a brutal killing and identifies the policeman who did it from a photograph on the wall at headquarters....   [tags: essays research papers] 1443 words
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Gemeinschaft vs Gesellschaft in Sociological Articles - Gemeinschaft vs Gesellschaft in Sociological Articles In the two articles Social Change Among the Amish, and The McDonaldization of Society we can clearly understand the difference between a Gemeinschaft and a Gesellschaft. The term Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft is used by Ferdinand Tonnies to analyze the two major terms in society. A Gemeinschaft is otherwise known as a "intimate community." It is used to describe the traditional type of society in which everyone knows everyone else. While a Gesellschaft is what is more common, Gemeinschaft's do exist....   [tags: Papers] 890 words
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What is a Community? - ... Each individual exists for the community but as a whole the community nurtures each member and therefore it is unthinkable for an Amish man or woman to leave their community behind. On the other hand many Americans feel they must “get involved.” In public life as well as in private, we can discern the habits that sustain individualism and commitment as well as what makes them problematic. (Bellah, p.74) For the Amish Mennonite community the purpose of the community is very clear. First, it provides them a sense of identity, not only who they are as of the present but also helps them to trace their origins and the reason for their existence....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Seeing as The Central Theme in the Film Wtiness - Seeing as The Central Theme in the Film Wtiness At the beginning of this essay I will state a brief summary of the plot of the film I will also define the word ' witness'. I will also be focusing on the opening scene of the film. Following to I will be focusing on the main ' witness' part of the film, the murder at Philadelphia station. As well I will be discussing the corruption of the police force. For one to understand all of this I will state a brief explanation of the Amish as well as stating interesting facts based on the Amish....   [tags: Papers] 2191 words
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Children and Technology: Growing Up in the Modern World Can Have Negative Effects on Children - Children growing up in the modern world of today would rather stay inside and play on the internet, watch television, or play video games than go outside and play. Serious repetitive strain injuries suffered after spending hours glued to game consoles is up 60% since 2002 (Par. 5 Clarke). Technology and modern society have created lifestyle changes that are detrimental to the well being of children. First, this paper will discuss the effects of technology and modern society on the physical and mental health of the children....   [tags: Technology]
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Two Different Worlds in film Witness - Two Different Worlds in film Witness In the film Witness we are shown the differences between the Amish community in Philadelphia, America, and the modern life of Americans. With Peter Weirs use of the camera we are shown that the Amish world is very secluded and rural compared with the modern world. We see that they are a close knit community with man living in harmony with nature. They are deeply religious who express their views and ideas openly, where as in the modern world we are shown it is a busy, materialistic place....   [tags: Papers] 1490 words
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Use of Cell Phones in Our Society - Use of Cell Phones in Our Society In a world that is rapidly becoming faster paced, finding various means to keep up with the changing environment is a must. Cell phones are one of the most practical inventions of time that make this possible. However, the subtle effect they have on our culture today, their invasion of our privacy, and the possible health risks they may cause are reasons to reassess the value of this intriguing device. While cell phones may be valuable, they are also potentially harmful....   [tags: Communication Health Papers ]
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Rose Ziegler - Rose Ziegler grew up in Pennsylvania Amish Country. After marrying, she moved to Oklahoma where she made her living primarily in traditional medicine, but her avocation has always been the study of Mental Science. Though she admits much of what is known of the mental sciences is steeped in Eastern religious philosophies, her emphasis has been on the science behind such principles. Rose Ziegler grew up in Pennsylvania Amish Country. After marrying, she moved to Oklahoma where she made her living primarily in traditional medicine, but her avocation has always been the study of Mental Science....   [tags: Biography] 352 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Yoder with Ginsburg - Comparing and Contrasting Yoder with Ginsburg At face value, the cases of Yoder and Ginsburg appear quite different to me. After all, one deals with an Amish parent who took her children out of highschool for religious reasons and the other case deals with a Luncheonette owner who sold a 16 year old boy “questionable materials”. While each case deals on its own with differing state laws and statutes, they come together in the effort to answer the question; how much authority does the state possess over other people’s children....   [tags: Papers] 332 words
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A Response: “Sixty-Nine Cents” - ... It was nothing to see a yard off of kids playing or see the men playing a game of horseshoes as the women would set out the dinner. However, it was the winter time that holds the most memories for my mother. It was then that the families would all gather at the family pond and go ice skating and the men would build a big fire and everyone would stand around and drink hot chocolate. One such tradition in the winter time was right after the first snow fall of the season. We would take a big mixing bowl and go out and fill that bowl as full as we could....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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A Stitch in Time - ... Since the modern word “quilt” is derived from the Latin word culcitra, it is reasonable to assume that Romans who spoke Latin used quilted blankets. However, it was not until A.D. 1095 that Europeans gained undeviating access to the technologies of Asia and Africa, and the process of quilting became standard in Western Europe. Through their attack on Palestine, knights from England, France, and Italy were introduced to the Palestinians’ light armor made of tough quilted jackets covered with chain mail, flexible armor made of metal links (Wilson 16-17)....   [tags: Arts, Quilting] 1371 words
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Witness - Communication is more than just words When one sense is diminished, another is magnified, but can it ever truly be compensated. In some instances, yes however, when addressing the ability to communicate, there are two senses, that when absent hinders the communication process: sight and touch. Communication is more than just words. In an effort to explore this idea further, we will look at the movie “Witness”. The movie, starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis, takes place in New England....   [tags: essays research papers] 806 words
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Review of Jodi Picoult's Plain Truth - Throughout the novel, Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult, we as the reader are presented an inside look into the many boundaries that are placed on the main character, Katie Fisher. While one could argue that the majority of the boundaries were placed on her because of her religion there are also boundaries present that were placed on her because of her parents. Katie Fisher's life pressures are much similar to those of a young student named Neil in the movie Dead Poets Society, where he endures daily pressures that turn into a problem he cannot overcome....   [tags: Book Review] 1382 words
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Connecting to Islam Through My Native American Roots - ... I continued this quest for two years and found that no one service or religion was the right fit for me. My critical mind would not blindly accept contradictions or over look parts I did not agree with in order to belong to a group. I could see the appeal of certain services music or ability to lean on others during trying times but that limited comfort was not worth trading in my critical thinking for. I believe those exposures to different faiths were more beneficial to me than if I were raised strictly to believe in only one religion from birth....   [tags: Religion, Culture]
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Lifes stress - Becoming Literate & Literate Traditions The first thing that comes to mind when I think about children is education. Most parents want their children to grow up and become Doctors and Lawyers and to be well off. So to help with this dream the parents try to start their children’s education as young as possible. This is why there are such learning programs as Hooked on Phonics and others like Fisher Price. Both of these programs are geared towards helping children achieve literacy at early ages....   [tags: essays research papers] 717 words
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Anabaptism - An act by twelve men symbolized the real true break with Roman Catholicism. The word Anabaptist literally means to be baptized again, thus going against the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church. After these men were baptized, they formed a church that was modeled in the New Testament pattern. They also emphasized the requirement of personal commitment to Christ before one could be baptized. This reformation led by Zwingli was the result of faithful searching of the Scriptures by men who wanted to follow God correctly (Curtis)....   [tags: Religion Religious ] 949 words
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Melting Pot Theory - “The Melting Pot Theory” In the 1800’s and the early 1900’s, some people gave the America the name, the melting pot. People imagined this because thousands and thousands of immigrants coming from around the world were coming into the United States in hope of a better life. So most people imagined that all these different cultures were being poured into a giant pot called America, heated to a low boil and molded into one kind of person. If one steps back and thinks about this theory, it isn’t entirely true....   [tags: essays research papers] 403 words
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Kids and Gun Control - In the cartoon it shows a little boy knocking on the door of the National Rifle Association, the man at the door hands the little boy two–twenty three caliber guns, as he smiles. The man has wrapped the guns in what is supposed to be the 2nd amendment. This paper will focus on gun control and kids. I would hope that nobody would just hand a child a firearm. I know growing up; it was common for the boys to go hunting with the men. The boys were never alone with the hunting rifles, and were taught to respect firearms....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Foreclosure Prevention - American housing markets could rebound successfully if we can endorse a system based upon the value of education, good will and hard work. Working smarter really is the key here, and then understanding equity coupled with a long-term commitment should be the common goal. This involves raising the standards of your neighborhood, your children’s future neighborhoods, and how people approach the American dream. There is something to be learned from the Amish, and the way they create communities together....   [tags: Economics ] 1344 words
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