New york amish life in the plain communities of the empire state karen m johnson weiner on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers tracing amish settlement in new york from the nineteenth century to the twenty first karen m johnson weiner draws on more than thirty years of participant observation. In a book that highlights the existence and diversity of amish communities in new york state karen m johnson weiner draws on twenty five years of observation participation interviews and archival research to emphasize the contribution of the amish to the states rich cultural heritage. Editorial reviews new york amish traverses between the history of the anabaptists in the sixteenth century and anthropological work among contemporary amish communities karen m johnson weiner makes a notable contribution by bringing amish history into the larger religious narrative of new york. For those who know much about the amish and for those who know little this book is a treasure by introducing readers to the amish communities of new york state karen johnson weiner opens new vistas of amish scholarship and underscores the diversity of amish life in fresh and compelling ways. Karen m johnson weiner new york amish life in the plain communities of the empire stateithaca cornell university press 2010 224 pp cloth 2495 isbn 978 0 8014 4518 7
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