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Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia
English Faculty Publications
  • Susan L. Trollinger, University of Dayton
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In this book, I address these and related question. Although I talk about the Amish, my primary goal is not to describe them. Many others have offered excellent accounts of the Amish, and references to their books and articles can be found in this book's bibliography. Instead, my purpose is to understand Amish Country tourism and, specifically, how it attracts and sustains the interest of millions of visitors each year. The purveyors of Amish Country tourism use a variety of strategies to draw tourists in and give them pleasure during their stay, and I explore those techniques. I focus especially on the role the Amish play, wittingly or unwittingly, in providing visitors with satisfying experiences.
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Johns Hopkins University Press
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Baltimore, MD
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Susan L. Trollinger. "Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia" (2012)
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