• Growing Up Amish
    church make for a strict way of life. Yet still there is a time when the youth of the Amish are able to for fill their wild oats. The tradition of rumspringa allows the youth of the Amish community to experience many of the freedoms in which we take for granted, before making the decision to become a member...
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  • Rumspringa
    Rumspringa is a Pennsylvanian Dutch term the Amish use for the German word “raum”, which translates to “running around outside the bounds” . Rumspringa is practiced on Christian Amish settlements and is a period of time when some unbaptized Amish teenagers usually around the ages of sixteen...
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  • How Does “Rumspringa” Impact the Cultural and Ethnic Identities of These Individuals?
    Rumspringa, defined as “running around” is a time when the Amish youth at the age of 16 decide whether to remain in or leave their community and faith. During this time teens area allowed to enter and lead a life in the “English” world and participate in partying, drinking, illegal drugs and pre-marital...
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  • Rumspringa- the Amish Ritual
    Rumspringa: An Amish Ritual Introduction: In the Amish religion, there lies a pivotal tradition for many of its adolescent followers. There are a number of Americans whom are likely to have never heard of this rite; as it is practiced by a small demographic, consisting of roughly 200,000 people ....
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  • The Social Construction of the Amish Community
    their children to participate in events and activities that they usually wouldn’t be allowed to participate in. This time is referred to as Rumspringa. Rumspringa is also referred to as “running around” This is the term used to describe the period of adolescence Amish experience starting at around the...
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  • Rumspringa
     RUMSPRINGA NOTES: -Traditional Amish clothing for girls: long stockings, black shoes, very plain, solid-colored, long-sleeved dresses, and white bonnets to cover hair which is always pulled back. -“English” : non-Amish -“Rumspringa” : Running around -“Farmette” : homelands that have a vegetable...
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  • Rumspringa
     Paper #3- Rumspringa and High School/ College Modern Life This paper will compare and contrast the Amish re-socialization process during the Rumspringa period with your own personal experience during an analogous period of your life. Purpose of paper: Define Rumspringa and explain its purpose...
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  • Amish Rumspringa
    Amish Rumspringa The modern society is characterized by rapid technological advancement accompanied by changes in behavior of people across the world, especially youth. This makes it very hard for traditional societies to thrive hence perpetuation of conventional cultures is at stake. For one North...
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  • Amish Lifestyle vs Modern-Day Lifestyle
    to their ideals. However, once an Amish child reaches the age of sixteen, they are permitted to experience the “English” lifestyle, often called “Rumspringa,” that their elders have been so against. Though there may seem defined lines between the Amish and the English, following teens through their stage...
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  • Basic Life of the Amish
    of close-knit families that share their values and way of life with one another. The Amish shun modern technology and use their core beliefs (God, rumspringa, and the Ordnung) as well as family values to draw closer together and create a strong kinship group among immediate, extended families, and their...
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  • Cultural Influences on Rite of Passage B
    complete 8th grade and higher education is discouraged or forbidden. At the age of sixteen, Amish teens are given the choice of participating in Rumspringa, a German term that translates into run around in English. During this time Amish adolescents are free to explore life among modern American society...
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  • are you ready for
    basic everyday life of school and chores. Steven V. Mazie, the author of the article “Amish Rumspringa and the Quandary of Exit” extrapolates on the subject of Rumspringa. The German translation of Rumspringa is “running around”. Mazie goes on to explain how no person is born a member of the Amish Church...
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  • About the Amish
    electricity, radios or the Internet. * They speak their own language. * They’re against violence. * They let their kids “go crazy” between 16 and 21 (rumspringa). * They originally fled religious persecution in England. * They believe in baptism for adults. * They are Christians. * They live as if...
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  • Old Order Amish
    Kyle Nickle ANT 135: Pennsylvania German Cultural Traditions Dr. Schlegel 18 November 2010 Rumspringa The old order Amish practice of rumspringa- a Pennsylvania Dutch term that is usually translated as “running around”, is a period in the Amish youth when both males and females turn sixteen years...
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  • Informative Speech on Rumspringa
    Amish event “Rumspringa” is literally translated as “running around”. It is a time when Amish adolescents, usually at the age of about 16, experience life outside of the Amish community and are allowed luxuries they would not otherwise be able to enjoy. There are something’s about Rumspringa you may not...
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  • Devils Playground
    The film takes place in Lagrange County Indiana, where a large Amish population resides. Rumspringa is the time in an Amish child’s life when he or she decides to join or leave the Amish religion. Rumspringa occurs when a child turns sixteen and they are suddenly thrown into the “English” lifestyle...
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  • Amish
    Amish are, they challenge unfair treatment of groups in society, and also show tensions in society. Most of the Amish teenagers who participate in Rumspringa have positive experiences. The majority of the Amish teens seem to enjoy their freedom. Attending concerts, football games, and parties seem to make...
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  • Amish essay - the good life
    big decision whether to be Amish or not, you have to make in your ‘rumspringa’ period. One must choose what is right for oneself and you can’t make that choice when you don’t know what the possibilities are, therefore in the rumspringa period the Amish youth experience what they ”think” is the outside...
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  • Pushing Boundaries: Better Safe or Sorry?
    entirely obedient to their elders, they are given a temporary break. Once they turn sixteen, their church gives them a period of self discovery called “rumspringa” which is loosely translated, in their adopted Pennsylvania Dutch language to “running around”. This period gives Amish teens the chance to explore...
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  • The Devil's Playground
    their culture and are all homogenized, undifferentiated and equal. The film Devil’s Playground depicts the common Amish teenager undergoing “rumspringa” (2) which is a liminal state of being for the Amish. During this period the Amish teenager is granted the liberty of experiencing the world outside...
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