Amish technology: Reinforcing values and building community

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An overview is given of the way the Amish actively try to shape their society through technological decision-making. In view of the fact that the Amish do not view technology as entirely separate from their society, any faithful explanation of their technology cannot either. To convey the whole picture, this paper examines numerous facets of Amish life including their codes of conduct, the process of becoming an adult member of the church, economic pressures, business needs and family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-21
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007


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  • Social Sciences(all)

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