The Armish

The Armish Case Study
Socialisation: How are the Amish children socialised?
The Amish children are socialised in a much closed society and so the children socialise mainly at school until the age of 14. The Amish children don’t have much access to the issues that are going on the world around them.                                    
Enculturation: What activities contribute to enculturation?   What role does 'running around' have in enculturation?
Their belief and tradition contributes to the way they live. Their religion, Christianity, is what their lives is centred around on and so are taught to live, act and dress a certain way at a young age. They don’t use electricity, telephones or own cars, but have horse powered transport and use characin and propane.
Values and beliefs: What are the core values of the Amish?   Where do their beliefs come from?   How do they influence their behaviour?
The core values of the Amish are their families and their morals of dress code and gender roles. Christianity is from the bible and they live according to ordnung. Their belief is historical as they follow Christianity which originated from the 16th century in Germany.
Power and authority: Who has power in Amish culture?   Where does authority come from?
In the Amish culture, The Council of the Elders holds authority and their authority is rarely challenged. The Bishops also hold authority as they are influential because they’re the main link to the ordnung and God. The males are the head of the family and are in powerful positions of organisations, experience and effective running of family farm business.
Gender: Describe the gender roles in Amish culture.
The males hold most of the authority and power as they are the head of the family and become the religious and community leaders. Females can work until they are married and then work within the...

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