ERIC Number: ED046574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Hutterite Brethern: An Annotated Bibliography with Special Reference to South Dakota Hutterite Colonies.
Riley, Marvin P.
South Dakota is the home of a small religious group known as the Hutterite Brethren. The members of this sect live in small cooperative colonies in the northern United States and in several provinces in Canada. The Hutterites are unique in that, while using modern agricultural technology, they have isolated themselves from the main current of Western civilization. The boundary maintenance of their social system has enabled them to retain many characteristics of their culture developed during the Protestant Reformation. The most distinctive feature of the Hutterite way of life is a pattern of communal living which is practiced in connection with their agricultural enterprises. Since 1950, students and scientists representing specialized disciplines have been adding to the ever-increasing volume of information on the Hutterite Brethren. A large number of published works contain findings of field studies and surveys on the culture, intergroup relations, social organization, agriculture, and the mental and physical health of the Hutterites. Journalists have made available through their reports in the press a record of events experienced by the Hutterites which provide a running account of the adjustments the Hutterites are making to a rapidly changing world. It is the objective of this 332-item bibliography to bring together these scattered sources of information published since 1875 and to describe each item so the end product will be a useful tool for the acquisition of knowledge. (Author/JH)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Univ., Brookings. Agricultural Experiment Station.