After watching the film “The Devil’s Playground,” consider the readings from the last two weeks. Did anything you see represent ideas of Durkheim? How so? Consider answering the following questions:
- In this case, how does religion influence moral behavior in society?
- What would you say the manifest and latent functions of rumspringa are?
- Think back to the writings of Garfinkle. What ideas are communicated indirectly with this tradition?
- How is reality constructed among the Amish?
- Can you identify nonhuman actors in this film? What are they and how do they mix with the Amish?
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