[PDF / EPUB] Selling the Amish More than 19 million tourists flock to Amish Country each year drawn by the opportunity to glimpse a better time and the uaint beauty of picturesue farmland and handcrafted uilts What they may find ho More than million tourists flock to Amish Country each year drawn by the opportunity to glimpse a better time and the uaint beauty of picturesue farmland and handcrafted uilts What they may find however are elaborately Selling the eBook Þ themed town centers outlet malls or even a water park Susan L Trollinger explores this puzzling incongruity showing that Amish tourism is anything but plain and simple Selling the Amish takes readers on a virtual tour of three such tourist destinations in Ohio’s Amish Country the world’s largest Amish settlement Trollinger examines the visual rhetoric of these uniuely themed places—their architecture interior decor even their merchandise and souvenirs—and explains how these features create a setting and a story that brings tourists back year after yearThis compelling story is Trollinger argues in part legitimized by the Amish themselves To Americans faced with anxieties about modern life being near the Amish way of life is comforting The Amish seem to have escaped the rush of contemporary life the confusion of gender relations and the loss of ethnic heritage While the Amish way supports the idealized experience of these tourist destinations it also raises powerful uestions Tourists may want a life uncomplicated by technology but would they be willing to drive around in horse drawn buggies in order to achieve itTrollinger's answers to important uestions in her fascinating study of Amish Country tourism are sure to challenge readers’ understanding of this surprising cultural phenomenon.
- 193 pages
- Selling the Amish
- Susan L. Trollinger
- 12 June 2016 Susan L. Trollinger