cheap ugg kids boots|cheap kids ugg boots for sale cheap ugg kids boots,cheap kids ugg boots for sale,womens ugg slippers,girls ugg boots clearance,ugg boots official website,uggs on zappos Six questions with author Donald Kraybill It has been 50 years since John Hostetler's "Amish Society" was published in 1963. At the time it was touted as the comprehensive guide about the Amish culture. But now, there's a new book in town. a book by Elizabethtown College professor Donald Kraybill, Steven Nolt and Karen JohnsonWeiner, was published earlier this year. Billed as the companion to the "American Experience" documentary, "The Amish," the book celebrated its official release at the Elizabethtown College 2013 Amish Conference on June 68. "The Amish" by "American Experience earns Amish man's approval "The Amish" covers the various Amish groups across the country. It delves into the diversity of the Amish, which now number more than 275,000 people, as well as rituals, religious beliefs and sexuality in the community. How did the book come about? "There was a book in 1963 that was comprehensive at that time. But there were only Amish in a small number of states and the population was probably a fifth of what it is today. So, the idea was to have one that updated the field work from 50 years ago and was comprehensive of all the growing diversity. We applied to the National Endowment for the Humanities. The three of us agreed to work on it and got a grant to support doing the project. "We had worked together before in various things and I felt like I needed other people on it because Steve is based in the midwest and there are those people. Karen is really knowledgeable in New York and the most conservative group. So, we made a good team and that was the idea. There's a whole chapter on these 40 groups and that had never been written down. There are books on Indiana Amish that talk about five groups out there, but this is the first book that identifies all those different groups and shows the continuum. So I think that chapter on diversity is probably the most important one in some ways because it shows how different all the different Amish groups are." You guys touch on sexuality, child abuse and homosexuality in the book. Why do you think it was important to cover these topics? "Because they've never been written about by scholars in books before and because the Amish are a human community and there are incidents of child abuse. There are incidents of domestic violence. There are Amish people who struggle with their sexual identity and orientation and that's part of Amish life. We felt we needed to look at those topics and include them in a comprehensive book about Amish life in America. "They're human beings like we are. They have their own struggles. As one grandmother said to me, 'We have our good ones and our bad ones. We have our problems like everybody else.'" Why should people who live in Lancaster and are familiar with the Amish pick up this book? "For two reasons. A lot of people in Lancaster who live next door to Amish people know a few things about them, but don't know a lot about them in terms of many of their practices. They may know external things like they drive horse and buggy, they have special dress, they bake pies, but they don't really understand their beliefs and they don't understand their religious practices in their church. "The second reason is the outside people in Lancaster think that all the Amish in the world are just like their next door neighbors in Lancaster. Their next door neighbors in Lancaster are real Amish, but there are many, many different kinds of Amish that the outside people never saw. So it's important that if they really want to learn about Amish life that they have some grasp of the broad diversity." It's interesting that the book has come out now when we're seeing "Breaking Amish" round two, "Amish Mafia." "There has been a whole host of special TV things over the last four years and it has really especially been intense with 'Breaking Amish' and 'Amish Mafia.' "We had to finish our proofing, I think, sometime last fall. So, we mention 'Amish Mafia' and we mention 'Breaking Amish' but it's three or four sentences. It's in context of other things like 2004's 'Amish in the City' and before that 'Devil's Playground.' We mention all those things leading up to it. There has been a lot of film coverage of the Amish before the year 2000, but they're more feature length Hollywood films. What happened with 'Devils Playground' was a new genre of reality TV, reality documentary emerged." Why do you think we're so obsessed with the Amish? "I think they are interesting to us for a number of reasons. One is simply because they're different. That's a normal human response when you see things that are different in your home community, you're curious. "I think Americans are curious about the Amish because they're different and because Americans wonder 'How do they have the ability to resist modernization? How do they have ability to resist all the high technology?' "I think in addition Americans are pulled towards them because some Americans feel there is an emptiness and kind of superficiality about hyper modernity, and they think maybe there's something in Amish life in terms of community, family, sense of place, sense of tradition that we can learn from. "I think some of it is touristic curiosity because they're different. But I think there's also kind of a spiritual yearning for some of the deep traditional values that the Amish have. A strong sense of identity, sense of place, sense of family, sense of community, respect for tradition that maybe we are pulled towards especially in times of rapid social change. We're not sure of our own identities, we see our family's dissolving, we don't have a clear sense of community like they do and I think that's the second layer of it." Welcome to our uggs outlet to choose cheap uggs on sale. Huge discount here! Well-known UGG Outlet are deeply loved by people around the globe. There are .womens ugg slippers,girls ugg boots clearance,ugg boots official website,uggs on zappos.