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By Susan L. Trollinger

ISBN-10: 1421404192

ISBN-13: 9781421404196

More than 19 million travelers flock to Amish state every year, drawn by means of the chance to glimpse "a larger time" and the old fashioned great thing about picturesque farmland and hand made quilts. What they could locate, although, are elaborately themed city facilities, outlet shops, or perhaps a water park. Susan L. Trollinger explores this difficult incongruity, exhibiting that Amish tourism is something yet simple and simple.

Selling the Amish takes readers on a digital travel of 3 such vacationer locations in Ohio’s Amish kingdom, the world’s biggest Amish cost. Trollinger examines the visible rhetoric of those uniquely themed places—their structure, inside decor, even their item and souvenirs—and explains how those positive factors create a atmosphere and a narrative that brings travelers again yr after year.

This compelling tale is, Trollinger argues, partially legitimized by way of the Amish themselves. To american citizens confronted with anxieties approximately glossy lifestyles, being close to the Amish lifestyle is reassuring. The Amish appear to have escaped the push of latest existence, the confusion of gender kin, and the lack of ethnic background. whereas the Amish means helps the idealized event of those vacationer locations, it additionally increases robust questions. travelers might want a lifestyles basic by way of know-how, yet could they be prepared to force round in horse-drawn buggies to be able to in attaining it?

Trollinger's solutions to special questions in her interesting learn of Amish state tourism are guaranteed to problem readers’ figuring out of this dazzling cultural phenomenon.

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