Amish Technology: Reinforcing values and building Community
Amish are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships. They are originated from Switzerland, and then they migrate to USA and Canada and live in and stay in different parts like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana Where Amish recognize the value of technology in building a society and attempts to promote their religion and community by influencing on the technological change. What are difference b/ w Amish people and Non-Amish people? What are technology did Amish people used for cultivation? Is Amish community against to technology? Difference between Amish People and Non- Amish.
Amish community and their values honest work, living a simple and trusting in god has shaped the Amish way of life. They give importance to the values like humility, equality, simplicity and community. Amish community is against to technology. The technologies they have become a crucial part of their identity and they use this link between technology and identity to strength their community.No Amish community are not against to technology they promote the development of community through technologies they believe are directly opposed to their values and choose those they believe will reinforce and strength their values. They believe that social change is tied with technological change. The Amish people work together in their community. Amish control which technologies are to be used when to use, how they are to be used, why they are to be used. The Modern People using the technology and their interaction decrease between the children and parents Technological difference in cultivation
Amish people use the Animal for the cultivation for their farms. They are not against the machines and methods invented in the past but take caution while dealing these technologies. They are more cautious...
References: 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDVppdpqJUk
3. Johnson D and Wetmore J (2010). Amish Technology: Reinforcing Values and Building Community Technology and Society
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