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Amish Culture - All students should take notice and interest in cultural diversity. There are numerous different cultures in America. One in particular is the Amish culture, which I would like to familiarize you with. The Amish culture consists of many unique beliefs that makes their ways unlike that of any other culture. They lead a life of simplicity and yet have very harsh ways of doing things. The Amish is perhaps the most diverse culture in the entire United States. The Amish of Pennsylvania and Ohio greatly differ with the rest of American society....   [tags: Amish Culture Cultural Essays]
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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 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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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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Traditional Rumspringa in Devil's Playground Documentary - Devil’s Playground is a documentary following the lives of several different Amish teens in LaGrange County, Indiana. The film shows the teens during a period in their lives known as rumspringa. At the age of sixteen, Amish teenagers can leave the Amish world to experience the modern world. The teens stay in this lifestyle until they decide they are ready to be baptized and officially join the Amish church as adults. The concept of rumspringa is extremely controversial and has many aspects that seem troubling to outsiders....   [tags: church, world, lifestyle, teens, amish] 592 words
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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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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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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. Cell phones are gradually affecting American culture today because they are becoming a key part of everyday life....   [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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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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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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Thinking Our Anger - Thinking Our Anger The events of September 11th have occasioned a wide variety of responses, ranging from calls to turn the other cheek, to calls to nuke half the Middle East – and every imaginable shade of opinion in between. At a time when emotions run high, how should we go about deciding on a morally appropriate response. Should we allow ourselves to be guided by our anger, or should we put our anger aside and make an unemotional decision. D. H. Lawrence once wrote: My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Papers] 2150 words
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Accommodating Pluralism: Liberal Neutrality and Compulsory Education - Accommodating Pluralism: Liberal Neutrality and Compulsory Education ABSTRACT: This paper examines the general neutrality principle of Rawls’ liberalism and then tests that principle against accommodationist intuitions and sympathies in cases concerning the non-neutral effects of a system of compulsory education on particular social groups. Various neutrality principles have long been associated with liberalism. Today I want to examine the general neutrality principle Rawls associates with his own liberalism.(1) I want to begin by getting clear on just what that principle is....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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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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The 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: immigration in America] 403 words
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Polio - Poliomyelitis, infectious virus disease of the central nervous system, sometimes resulting in paralysis. The greatest incidence of the disease, also known as infantile paralysis, is in children between the ages of five and ten years. The disease was described in 1840 by the German orthopedist Jacob von Heine. In its clinical form it is more prevalent in temperate zones. Symptoms The virus usually enters the body through the alimentary tract and spreads along nerve cells to affect various parts of the central nervous system....   [tags: essays research papers] 430 words
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Southern Folk Music and Race Relations - Southern Folk Music and Race Relations Abstract In this paper, I propose that the history and development of southern folk music may serve as an important vehicle for examining and elaborating the dynamics of southern race relations. I am not suggesting a causal relationship; merely an interactional one. Both southern race relations and southern music are reflections of the social structure of the rural south. In the structurally segregated south, black and white musical traditions display the same divergences and convergences which have historically characterized black/white relations....   [tags: Racism American Culture Research] 5761 words
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University Education and Writing - University Education and Writing In doing the comparison metaphor of what an university education is like to me I choose a minimum wage job. After about twelve weeks later I would say that this is still what I believe and that I have really not changed that much in my thinking. By using the metaphor of a minimum wage job in describing an university education I feel it best describes my feelings towards school and why I am here. I dealing with my description of my self and the self I portray in my writing I am a person who writes what he wants to say....   [tags: Education Writing Language Essays] 995 words
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Christianity & the Revolutionary War - Christianity and the American Revolutionary War Harry Stout points out in the lead article, How Preachers Incited Revolution, "it was Protestant clergy who propelled colonists toward independence and who theologically justified war with Britain" (n.pag). According to Cassandra Niemczyk in her article in this issue of Christian History "(the Protestant Clergy) were known as "the Black Regiment" (n.pag). Furthermore, as the article Holy Passion for Liberty shows, "Americans were quick to discern the hand of God in the tumultuous events of the times" (n.pag)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1372 words
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New Zealand - NEW ZEALAND The country that I am doing for my report is New Zealand. New Zealand is made up of two Islands. The north and the south islands. It is located in the south pacific by Australia. The first people to settle New Zealand came over from east Polynesia by canoe during the 10th century. These people were called the Maori. According to a Maori legend, a man may have arrived in New Zealand during about 950 ad, but this can not be proven. The Maori people lived on the Island on native fruits and vegetables and animals, and they also brought over plants and livestock from Polynesia....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Energy Shortage and Cost - Energy Shortage and Cost The problem with energy today is that it is too expensive and most of it pollutes the environment. Most of our energy comes from fossil fuels which are not renewable and pollute the environment, not to mention stink. Prices on gasoline keep on rising and so do the S.D.G.&E. bills. These are the two main energy sources in our area It's not like we can shop around for energy. Gasoline prices are sky high and prices only vary a little between gas stations. "Average gas prices nationwide are at 1.54 per gal regular unleaded"(Chicago Union Tribune)....   [tags: Papers] 604 words
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Overview Of Managment Assessment at Kudler Fine Foods - Kathy Kudler decided to open her own gourmet food shop. Her vision was to create one store that would stock a wide selection of the freshest ingredients as well as all the tools a gourmet cook could ever want. Kathy was certain that combining the convenience of one-stop shopping with reasonable prices would be a recipe for success. Kathy's vision became a reality in 1998 with the opening of the La Jolla store. Her concept was an immediate success and in two years Kudler's expanded with the opening of the Del Mar location....   [tags: Business Management] 1103 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 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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Amish Lifestyle in the Film Devil's Playground - Amish lifestyle is a very strict and limited lifestyle in which the Amish people choose to live a life that is very sheltered from the outside world. They have very limited electronic access and do not drive typical cars that most Americans drive. They all live basically with the same goals and family values. The male works and brings home the supplies necessary for living while the female is tasked with raising the family and providing meals and household duties. Amish families are typically very large and in many ways, they do practice many of the same activities non-Amish people do....   [tags: values, family, communication, freedom] 585 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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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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A Stitch in Time - Quilting has different meanings for different people, but all quilts have a unique appearance and tradition. “What makes art is its life – pulsing and shining with the energy and intentions of its creator. The art of quilting glows with a respect for all generations that have come before – putting thread, needle, and cloth together with vision and love” (Wilson 7). Starting out in antiquity as a necessity and a work of art, quilting has changed over time, but it is still practiced in a myriad of cultures around the world....   [tags: Arts, Quilting] 1371 words
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M Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense - M Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense For M Night Shyamalan's breakthrough, The Sixth Sense (1999), the twist ending worked well, adding another level to an already decent film. Repeated to good effect in Unbreakable (2000), the surprise ending became the director's signature. But with Signs (2002) it was losing its novelty, or more accurately, it was becoming problematic as there's no way Shyamalan could keep delivering entirely effective twists....   [tags: Papers] 676 words
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Explaining Aggression - Explaining Aggression 'One of the achievements of social psychology has been in extending explanations of aggression and violence away from merely being reflections of the inner state of individuals' There many ways of explaining aggressive behaviour in humans. Some theories view aggression as an important part of our evolutionary heritage , others as an imbalance in hormones or neurotransmitters in the brain....   [tags: Papers] 604 words
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Tay- Sachs Disease - Tay- Sachs is a genetic disease that is located on chromosome 15. It occurs when the body lacks a protein that helps break down nerve tissues. It was discovered by Dr Waren Tay, and Dr. Bernard Sachs. Dr. Bernard Sachs, a neurologist, uncovered the first description of the cell changes in Tay- Sachs. He also discovered the pattern of the possibility that Tay-Sachs could be passed down through family links, more commonly (at the time) of those in the eastern Jewish population. In 1881 Dr. Waren Tay, who was an ophthalmologist, discovered a bright, cherry red ring on the retina of a patient’s eye....   [tags: chromosomes, disease, nerves] 558 words
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The Reason Behind the Increase of Consumer Debt and Materialism - The Reason Behind the Increase of Consumer Debt and Materialism Everywhere you go today, you see white ear buds sticking on people’s ears. There are millions of people (especially teenagers) that own iPods in America right now. I remember the first time I saw an iPod on TV from 50 Cents’ music video. I thought the gadget was really cool because of how much music it could hold in such a small size. Straight away, one would think that only upper middle class people would be able to own this....   [tags: Papers] 1118 words
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The Death Penalty: Cruel and Unusual - The death penalty is the most inhuman and crucial punishment. Even though it is not applied in every state, the death penalty is a very strong debate and argument within our own government. There are people who support it and those who are against it. The death penalty is a punishment to those who due to their actions and circumstances commit crimes. All people are all equal under the eyes of the law and those people in the end are still humans no matter the crimes they have committed. The death penalty is looked as a violation to the eighth amendment....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 1284 words
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The Amish Religion - ... Masses are held in the homes of people in the community. They alternate every week to a new home. Mass takes place in the home because of their early persecution when they could not safely hold mass in a church. You can tell whose home mass is at that week because you will see 15-20 buggies sitting outside. During mass the Amish will sing from their hymnal book the Ausbund. The Ausbund is a book filled with hymns that were written by some of the early Anabaptists when they were held prisoner (Erik)....   [tags: modernism, faith, principles]
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Amish Weddings - As a blushing bride walks down the aisle of a church with tears of joy in her eyes and dressed an expensive white gown, her future husband stands and waits to kiss his wife. This couple has been engaged for several months, and during that time all the details of this day have been perfectly planned: the date of the ceremony, the venue, the flowers, and even the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses. This is the day that every girl dreams of experiencing. However, if that girl is of the Amish faith, her wedding day will not be as extravagant....   [tags: Culture ]
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History of the Amish in Canada - The term “Amish” was first used when a man by the name Jakob Ammann led a group of people who conformed to his beliefs and objected those of the Swiss brotherhood. This started the sect of Mennonite Christianity known as the Amish. From this point, Mennonite and Amish people began migrating to America. The initial cause for Jakob’s decision to sever ties with the Anabaptist was a lack of discipline within the church. During the eighteenth century, due to religious wars and poverty, the Amish community began to migrate across the continent of America....   [tags: Mennonite Christianity, religious cultures] 1389 words
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The Amish and The First Amendment - When our forefathers were forming our new nation in 1776, they wrote the first amendment so that any religion, no matter what principles they are based on, would have equal rights in America. Opinions though, make the first amendment very difficult to be followed. People usually have one mind set, to follow what they believe and stereotype everyone else. “These stereotypes are the archenemies of learning” (Wagner 6). Learning is the basis of life. By stereotyping though, the less common religions, like Amish, are less noticed....   [tags: Religion]
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The Differences Between Mennonites and Amish - Who are the so-called “Plain People”. Without sufficient insight and research, one might presume the Amish and the Mennonites to merely be interchangeable terms for a group that is essentially one in the same. This assumption is, no doubt, an incorrect perception. Although expressed in very different ways, both share a commitment to nonviolence and desire to live simply. In fact, the Amish broke away from the Mennonites, who were believed to be too liberal for the Amish’s penchant. The two diverse factions share numerous similarities; however, the Amish and Mennonites do not look eye to eye on certain beliefs and values regarding modern technology, apparel, urban civilization, punishments,...   [tags: Dress Code, Modernization]
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The Amish Way of Life - Many, who have never had the opportunity to witness the Amish culture, may be simply missing out on one of the simplest ways of life. Dressing like they never made the turn of the century, having a horse as the main means of transportation, and not having a camera on hand to take family photos may be just a few of the things that we often observe about the Amish culture from our point of view. But, have we ever just stopped and thought about the reason of why they act the way that they do. In today’s time, we are often guilty to judge others at a rate that is faster than the rate that we actually “walk in someone else’s shoes.” I chose the Amish culture because I had the opportunity to trav...   [tags: Nothern US, aimsh culture, jacob ammann]
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Old Order Amish in the Modern World - You’re on vacation in rural Ohio en route to your bed and breakfast when your GPS has lost signal and you take a wrong turn down a dirt road. You start to notice the modern looking farm buildings but there are no power poles with electricity running to these quaint farms. Next thing you know you are being passed by a black buggy driven by a muscular horse and you think to yourself that the gentleman driving with his plain black hat, white shirt, black pants, and a full beard must be from back in time....   [tags: religion, anabaptist]
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Amish Culture in the Film Devil's Playground - When an adolescent in the Amish culture turns sixteen, they are encouraged to pursue “Rumspringa”- a period of time to go experience the English world, free from traditional Amish restrictions. The intention of this exposure is to give teenagers the experience of life outside the restrictive Amish community and truly decide if they want to join the Amish church and its traditions or live in the English world. During this period, parents and elders of the Amish church allow children to be their own authority....   [tags: traditional, church, authority, standards] 774 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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Amish Tradition of Rumspringa in the Film Devil's Playground - In the Amish world, children are brought up following all Amish family traditions and church traditions. At age 16, Amish teenagers do away with these traditions for several months to several years and go out into the “English”, modern world to experience what life is like outside of the Amish community in a tradition called Rumspringa. The hopes of Rumspringa are that Amish teenagers will see the evil in the modern world and turn back to the Amish church and community and will choose to be baptized into the faith....   [tags: evil, church, community, parenting] 825 words
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Healthcare and Religious Beliefs - In healthcare organizations, medical staff must conform to their hospital and their country’s code of conduct. Not only do they have to meet set standards, they must also take their patient into consideration. When making a decision upon a patient, medical staff must recognize religious backgrounds and spiritual beliefs. By understanding a patients’ beliefs and their belief system, a medical worker can give the patient their deserved medical assistance without overstepping boundaries or coming off as offensive....   [tags: traditonal healers, amish]
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Finding Personal Identity in Rumspringa in the Film Devil's Playground - The concept of culture spurs many individuals to study, understand, and obtain knowledge of certain customs, values, standards, and rituals that create another perspective to empathetically grasp, and each relatable truth, discovered by its researcher, can establish foundational, inalienable traits to argument the researcher’s identity. Each human is elected to be a researcher of culture with or without the knowledge of the research, but ironically, identity is not a firm state of being; it is continually shaped and molded after each new experience....   [tags: personal, identity, society, affinmations] 679 words
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What is a Community? - A community is established when more than two people share the same values and through time this personal connection evolves into a fellowship governed by rituals, traditions, and a particular form of communication that when taken together makes a group of individuals whether living in a specific geographical area or connected by ideals so distinct that their distinguishing marks allow them to stand out from among the crowd. They do not just believe in something like an organization but they need each other to survive and thrive....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Modeling and Role-Modeling Theory - Holism is the epicenter of Ericson, Tomlin and Swain’s theory of Modeling and Role-Modeling. A newer theory development in nursing, published in 1983 has been integrated into many different university nursing programs as well as in clinical settings (Marriner-Tomey & Alligood, 2006). The theory while simple in concept has a complex combination of other well-known theories in psychology. The theory integrates Abraham Maslow’s higharchy of needs, Erik Erickson’s stages of psychosocial development, Jean Piaget’s cognitive development theory, and Selye and Engle stress response theory (Marriner-Tomey & Alligood, 2006)....   [tags: holism, nursing programs]
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Sixty-Nine Cents, by Gary Shteyngart - The author Gary Shteyngart of “Sixty-Nine Cent” describes himself in a tug of war between the Russian culture of his parents and the American culture in which he wants to be a part of. At the age of seven, Gary Shteyngart and his family immigrated to the United States from Russia. When he was fourteen, his family and other Russian immigrant made a trip to Florida to see Disneyland. He describes “the ride over the MacArthur Causeway to Miami Beach was my real naturalization ceremony”( Shteyngart 103)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Amish Secrets to Finances - Have you ever driven through a town filled with Amish families. If you answered yes than you can remember what it was like driving past the different homes, farms, and businesses. The homes are big and beautiful, but yet simple and unique. Some of the homes are even more admirable than yours, making you curious to how they can afford such a lovely home. As you continue to drive you notice hand-painted signs posted along the main road, advertising different businesses or trades. Some of the trades are just as simple as selling the different crops the family has grown, where other trades are more complex like selling hand-made quilts....   [tags: Amish in Society, Money, Taxes]
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An Inside Look at the Amish Culture - What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of Amish folk. From a personal perspective I think of old times dresses, horse drawn buggies, beards, farm lands and an extremely religious set of people. While I have not had the chance of actually sitting down with people that are Amish, I have had experiences with them from a distance, as to gain some knowledge on this front. As we submerge into the basics of this wondrous culture we will learn the origins of the Amish culture, why they hold religion so deeply and how their religion ties all aspects of their culture together: Humility and obedience are twin virtues in Amish culture....   [tags: religious lifestyles and societies]
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Amish Culture in a High Tech Society - In modern day American culture, it is probably safe to say that it is very hard, if not next to impossible for most American youth to live without communication technology. That being said, once we are introduced to and become accustomed to living with and using it, it becomes difficult to function without it. We may quickly become addicted. This is especially true with technology such as texting, Facebook, and cell phone calls being most young people’s main means of communication. With the technology industry booming, and new models of phones and computers being manufactured, marketed, and sold in mass quantities every day, it would be hard for most Americans to imagine a culture...   [tags: Dark Side of Technology 2014]
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