By Leo Driedger
Before the Nineteen Forties, 90 according to cent of Mennonites in North the US lived on farms. Fifty years later, lower than ten according to cent of Mennonites proceed to farm and greater than 1 / 4 of the inhabitants - the most important demographic block - are pros. Mennonite kids are compelled to take care of a broader definition of group, as parochial schooling platforms are restructured to compete in a brand new industry. girls are adopting management roles along males. Many Mennonites have embraced modernity.
Leo Driedger explores the influence of professionalism and individualism on Mennonite groups, cultures, households, and faith, rather in mild of the scholarly paintings of futurists Alvin and Heidi Tofler, which has defined the shift from a homogeneous business society to a assorted digital society. Driedger contends that Mennonites are in a special place in assembly the digital problem, having entered smooth society particularly lately. He lines traits in Mennonite lifestyles through reviewing such concerns because the shift from farming to professionalism, the function of mass media, the position of energetic management, and elevated social interplay. Menonites face some of the different demanding situations that spiritual minorities in North the US stumble upon within the flow to modernity, and this learn offers in-depth insights into this transition.
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