In this first of two parts, he comments on topics such as the Amish presence in the media, Amish internet usage, friendships with non-Amish people, and the benefits and challenges of living life as an Amish person. This is just one of a number of blogs and websites focusing on the Amish. Amish have been portrayed in the media in multiple ways-on film, on television, in books and in newspaper articles.
Interviews Posted on September 19, in Amish Culture Though the Amish are known to prefer to stay within their own circles, there are times when they must interact with professionals in a non-Amish context — law enforcement, medical workers, counselors, and others. Jim is a friend of mine whose private psychology practice helps Amish in northern Indiana.
In the meantime, Jim has recorded a series of interviews for the Serving the Amish website which you might appreciate. You can find the other parts here. The rest of the Tom Fitch interview is here. It is a bit harder to hear this soft-spoken man.
Part 2 is here. You can view the rest of the videos at the Serving the Amish website. Get the Amish in your inbox 45 responses to Serving the Amish: Interviews September 19th, at Thanks for introducing us to the book as well as the video clips.
How in depth is it? Also, where will it be available for purchase? There are necessarily some difficult issues addressed here but Jim handles them with grace and tact. Hopefully this is going to be a good resource that benefits both the Amish and the people working with them, some of whom may have had little or no contact with the Amish and are in need of something like this to be able to do their job more effectively and to mutual benefit.
Reply to Comment Comment on Thanks September 19th, at Thanks for the clarification, Erik.
Reply to Comment Comment on Serving the Amish: The interview with the town marshal just about gives me chills. I know there are a lot of decent young folk there, but that kind of partying would scare me as a parent. Reply to Comment Comment on Amish parental concern September 19th, at Probably some of both.
I am sure there are plenty of parents there who are troubled by it. I believe Tom Fitch made a comment in that video that parents in N.
Indiana were more proactive about their youth after the film came out. Another sign of this concern is the Amish Youth Vision Project addressing alcohol and drug issues, and which is run with Amish input and with classes jointly taught by Amish and English. Interviews September 21st, at It is scheduled to be released October 2nd.
It gives a sense of the reading level of the book. It assumes a basic understanding of the Amish, so someone with no understanding of Amish culture would likely be lost. On the other hand, it does not assume that the reader has a thorough understanding of all things Amish.
Reply to Comment Comment on Thank you! September 20th, at I appreciate that you gave us the information about Google Books. I have read what is there, and I am very interested in reading the rest of the book. You have struck a good tone in this book, and you are providing very useful and important information for those who serve the Amish.
Thank you very much! Also — in regard to viewing the videos — their only platform at the moment is Vimeo.
However, I do recall that one of the issues with the set-up is that a few computers will have difficulty playing the videos correctly. It may be possible to still view them at a library or other source.
Stop airing the dirty laundry of the Amish and stop shoving photos into their faces when they do not want them. Reply to Comment Comment on?
Having read this book, it is going to help Amish families if applied by the people who deal with them in these professional contexts.Serving the Amish: Interviews Posted on September 19, in Amish Culture Though the Amish are known to prefer to stay within their own circles, there are times when they must interact with professionals in a non-Amish context – law enforcement, medical workers, counselors, and others.
Feb 12, · What was the best part of growing up Amish? " For me, the best part was sitting around the table to eat with family; Amish seem to value family. They all help each other such as barn raisings (nobody gets paid). Amish make a lot of their own things like food, clothes, and furniture.
They work hard.
May 15, · Looking for an excursion to the country that combines fascinating history and culture? Check out The Amish Village in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Sep 15, · The Amish population in the United was all the more remarkable because it was channeled through a “culture of restraint.” In Amish Country, the Future Is Calling.
Order Reprints. Sociologist Donald Kraybill’s The Riddle of Amish Culture was one of the best of those sources. If you really want to get a deep sense of Amish life, community and history, his work is as good as it gets.
Some background about Mr. and Mrs. Langlier; both were raised Amish, they met when they were teens in the Amish community in Central PA. Mrs. Langlier, the daughter of the bishop, and Mr. Langlier the son of a Farmer. When they married, farming was what they knew and began. They have six children, three boys and three girls.