The Amish veil: Symbol of separation and community

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dc.contributor.author Hawley, Jana M.
dc.contributor.editor Heath, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-11T18:41:57Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-11T18:41:57Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-11T18:41:57Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/909
dc.description.abstract Veiling has existed in countless cultures and religions from time immemorial. Today, veiling is a globally polarizing issue between contemporary and traditional cultures. For the Amish, veiling comes in two forms, the prayer cap and the bonnet and also serves as a visual separator and identifier. Amish dress varies by community and is based on local conventions called the Ordnung. These subtle, but specific rules parallel the rest of the community's relative level of progressiveness. Amish tenets expect Amish women to have their heads covered in public at all times. This article shares the insights of Amish culture and dress practices in a Midwest Amish community. en
dc.publisher University of California Press en
dc.rights "The Amish Veil: Symbol of Separation and Communication," by Jana Hawley, in The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics, edited by Jennifer Heath. (c) 2008 Regents of the University of California. Published by the University of California Press. en
dc.subject Old order Amish en
dc.subject Veiling en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Anthropology en
dc.subject Sociology en
dc.subject Dress en
dc.title The Amish veil: Symbol of separation and community en
dc.type Book chapter (author version) en
dc.date.published 2008 en
dc.citation.isbn 9780520250406 en
dc.citation.btitle The veil: Women writers on its history, lore, and politics en
dc.contributor.authoreid hawleyj


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