top of page

POSTS

APASA Cafe: "Virtually Amish: Preserving Community at the Internet's Margins"

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

UPCOMING EVENT


Topic: "Virtually Amish: Preserving Community at the Internet's Margins"


Speaker: Lindsay Ems


When: Friday, March 3, 2023, 12 to 1 PM Eastern Time


Where: Via Zoom or teleconference


Description: The Amish are famous for their disconnection from the modern world and all its devices. But, as Lindsay Ems shows in her new book, Virtually Amish, Old Order Amish today are selectively engaging with digital communication technology. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork conducted in two Old Order Amish settlements in Indiana, Ems finds that the Amish do not allow digital communication technologies to drive their behavior; instead, they actively configure their sociotechnical world to align with their values and protect their community's autonomy. This talk will explore the various decisions made by members of Amish communities to guide digital communication technology use in an effort to maintain community wellness.


Register: Registration is required to attend; click here to register. You will receive an email with options to call in via telephone or use the web. If you do not have web access to register, contact Andrea Waksmunski (axw360@case.edu) for a call-in number.

0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

APASA Conference Abstracts Due May 20

Abstract submissions for the July 16-17, 2024, APASA Conference are due end of the day on Monday, May 20. We will not have a deadline extension. We welcome both oral presentations and posters. For thi

APASA News: Cafes, Conference, and More

APASA Cafe Our schedule through August is posted on the APASA Cafe page. Plan to attend. This Friday, John Eicher is speaking on his recent research "German and Mennonite Mythologies in a Transnationa

Register for Friday's APASA Café

"Implementing First Aid Education and Supplies within a Minnesota Amish Community" Presented by Kristin Glumack Join us for APASA Café on Friday, December 1st! When: Friday, December 1, 2023, 12 PM to

Commenti


bottom of page