The Amish and the Media

The Amish and the Media

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qOf all the religious groups in contemporary America, few demonstrate as many reservations toward the media as do the Old Order Amish. Yet these attention-wary citizens have become a media phenomenon, featured in films, novels, magazines, newspapers, and television - from Witness, Amish in the City, and Devil's Playground to the intense news coverage of the 2006 Nickel Mines School shooting. But the Old Order Amish are more than media subjects. Despite their separatist tendencies, they use their own media networks to sustain Amish culture. Chapters in the collection examine the influence of Amish-produced newspapers and books, along with the role of informal spokespeople in Old Order communities.q.Notes Epigraph: Sam S. Stoltzfus, letter to the editor, a€œFor the Old Order, a New Menace, a€ Philadelphia Inquirer, 8 July 1998, A21. 1. ... The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, and Gannett News also distributed reports across their wires. 3. ... 2000), 212a€“28, EnterText/. ... Jolyon Mitchell and Sophia Marriage (New York: T aamp; T Clark, 2003), 293a€“303. 6.

Title:The Amish and the Media
Author:Diane Zimmerman Umble, David L. Weaver-Zercher
Publisher:JHU Press - 2008-03-04


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