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Mennonites in the global village [electronic resource] / Leo Driedger.

By: Driedger, Leo, 1928-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 264 p.) : ill., maps, ports.ISBN: 9781442677234 (electronic bk.); 1442677236 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mennonites -- Canada | Mennonites -- United States | Mass media -- Influence | Mennonites -- Canada | Mennonites -- �Etats-Unis | M�edias -- Influence | Doopsgezinden | Individu en samenleving | Kerk en maatschappij | Internationalisatie | Informatiemaatschappij | Kultur | Mennoniten | Soziale Situation | Nordamerika | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mennonites in the global village.DDC classification: 302.23/088/287071 Other classification: 11.55 | 71.52 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. The Global Challenge -- Pt. I. The Information Revolution. 2. Emerging Mennonite Urban Professionals. 3. Individualism Shaping Community -- Pt. II. Symbolic Extensions and Challenges. 4. Cultural Changes in the Sacred Village. 5. Media Shifts towards the Global Village. 6. The Politics of Homemaking and Career -- Pt. III. Reconstruction for Post-Modern Diversity. 7. Teens Growing Roots and Wings. 8. Blending Educational Monastery and Marketplace. 9. The Emergence of Women as New Leaders. 10. Peacemaking as Ultimate Extension.
Review: "Leo Driedger explores the impact of professionalism and individualism on Mennonite communities, cultures, families, and religion, particularly in light of the scholarly work of futurists Alvin and Heidi Tofler, which has described the shift from a homogeneous industrial society to a diversified electronic society. Driedger contends that Mennonites are in a unique position in meeting the electronic challenge, having entered modern society relatively recently. He traces trends in Mennonite life by reviewing such issues as the shift from farming to professionalism, the role of mass media, and increased social interaction. Mennonites face many of the challenges that other religious minorities in North America encounter in the move to modernity, and this study provides in-depth insights into this transition."--BOOK JACKET.
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1. The Global Challenge -- Pt. I. The Information Revolution. 2. Emerging Mennonite Urban Professionals. 3. Individualism Shaping Community -- Pt. II. Symbolic Extensions and Challenges. 4. Cultural Changes in the Sacred Village. 5. Media Shifts towards the Global Village. 6. The Politics of Homemaking and Career -- Pt. III. Reconstruction for Post-Modern Diversity. 7. Teens Growing Roots and Wings. 8. Blending Educational Monastery and Marketplace. 9. The Emergence of Women as New Leaders. 10. Peacemaking as Ultimate Extension.

"Leo Driedger explores the impact of professionalism and individualism on Mennonite communities, cultures, families, and religion, particularly in light of the scholarly work of futurists Alvin and Heidi Tofler, which has described the shift from a homogeneous industrial society to a diversified electronic society. Driedger contends that Mennonites are in a unique position in meeting the electronic challenge, having entered modern society relatively recently. He traces trends in Mennonite life by reviewing such issues as the shift from farming to professionalism, the role of mass media, and increased social interaction. Mennonites face many of the challenges that other religious minorities in North America encounter in the move to modernity, and this study provides in-depth insights into this transition."--BOOK JACKET.

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