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Amish Enterprise From Plows to Profits

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ISBN-10: 0801878055

ISBN-13: 9780801878053

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt

List price: $23.00
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Amish culture has been rooted in the soil since its beginnings in 1693. But what happens when members of America's oldest Amish community enter non-farm work in one generation? How will hundreds of cottage industries and micro-enterprises reshape the heart of Amish life? Will traditional eighth grade education still prove adequate? What about gender roles, child-rearing practices, leisure activities, and growing ties with outsiders? Amish Enterprise was the first book to discuss these dramatic changes that are transforming Amish communities across North America. Based on interviews with more than 150 Amish entrepreneurs, the authors trace the rise and impact of businesses in Lancaster's…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The Cultural Context
The Roots of Amish Life
Cultural Resources for Entrepreneurship
From Plows to Profits
A Profile of Amish Enterprises
Homespun Entrepreneurs
Labor and Human Resources
Cultural Constraints on Entrepreneurship
The Moral Boundaries of Business
Taming the Power of Technology
Small-Scale Limitations
The Public Face of Amish Enterprise
Promotion and Professional Networks
Coping with Litigation and Liability
Negotiating with Caesar
Failure and Success
The Transformation of Amish Society
The Fate of a Traditional People
National Patterns of Amish Work
Research Methods and Data Sources