Amish Film Documentary

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watch the documentary below on AMISH . Write your reflections in 700 words.

It's a free style of reflection essay: you can talk about any of the ideas/concepts/theories . Simply, you're watching the video with sociological eyes and write your reflections.

There is no specific format, all formats are acceptable.

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It's due on Oct 5th.


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School: Carnegie Mellon University




The Amish Documentary Reflection
The Amish are a religious subculture in America and Canada, recognizably distinct from
other religious subcultures, making them a source of curiosity from outside communities. With a
population of over 250,000, the Amish maintain close-knit communities that are based on a
conservative culture (PBS American Experience). Despite their existence in relatively small
communities, the Amish origin is in 18th century Europe where they escaped persecution, mostly
from Swiss/German descent. The uniqueness of the Amish subculture is derived from their
adherence to strict norms, customs different from the broader society. According to the
documentary, the Amish lifestyle is similar to the pre-Industrial Revolution America, dominated
by rural lifestyles without modern conveniences like electricity and automobiles (PBS American
Experience). Their choice of clothing is simple and refrain from any focus on individuality,
which is believed to be a distraction from G...

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