Growing Up Amish: The Rumspringa Years
In the second edition of Growing Up Amish, Stevick draws on decades of experience working with and studying Amish adolescents across the United States to produce this well-rounded, definitive, and realistic view of contemporary Amish youth. Besides discussing the impact of smartphones and social media usage, he carefully examines work and leisure, rites of passage, the rise of supervised youth groups, courtship rituals, weddings, and the remarkable Amish retention rate. Finally, Stevick contemplates the potential of electronic media to significantly alter traditional Amish practices, culture, and staying power.
Johns Hopkins University Press
Christianity, Amish, Sociology, Social life and customs, teenage, teenager
History of Christianity | Sociology of Religion
Stevick, Richard A., "Growing Up Amish: The Rumspringa Years" (2014). Educator Book Gallery. 4.