August 5, 2012
Three scholarly research journals, ethnographies and ethnologies that I will be using regarding The Amish Culture are:
Amish. (2010). In The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com/entry/heliconhe/amish Amish. (2009). In Britannica Concise Encyclopedia.
Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com/entry/ebconcise/amish Elizabethtown College. (2012). Amish Population Trends 2012, One- Year Highlights. Retrieved from http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Population_Trends_2012.asp
Identification of the Amish cultures primary mode of subsistence is they are Horticulturalists.
Identification of the three aspects of the Amish culture which will be used in the Final Cultural Research Paper are:
Beliefs and values
Even with the risk of leaving the Amish culture and being “shunned” the Amish of North America grew by about 12,000 from 2011 to 2012. Statistics show that the numbers increasing from an estimated 261,150 in 2011 to an estimated 273,700 in 20121. In the Amish culture where one was born and raised is usually where they will live as an adult. When counting the population it is not just the adults that are counted it is also the children. The growth of the communities are not just from family sizes increasing but also from converts coming into the Amish culture from the outside English world.
Amish. (2010). In The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com/entry/heliconhe/amish
Amish. (2009). In Britannica...