This handbook is the definitive reference text for the study of 'dark tourism', the contemporary commodification of death within international visitor economies. Shining a light on dark tourism and visitor sites of death or disaster allows us to better understand issues of global tourism mobilities, tourist experiences, the co-creation of touristic meaning, and 'difficult heritage' processes and practices. Adopting multidisciplinary perspectives from authors representing every continent, the book combines 'real-world' viewpoints from both industry and the media with conceptual underpinning,…mehr
This handbook is the definitive reference text for the study of 'dark tourism', the contemporary commodification of death within international visitor economies. Shining a light on dark tourism and visitor sites of death or disaster allows us to better understand issues of global tourism mobilities, tourist experiences, the co-creation of touristic meaning, and 'difficult heritage' processes and practices. Adopting multidisciplinary perspectives from authors representing every continent, the book combines 'real-world' viewpoints from both industry and the media with conceptual underpinning, and offers comprehensive and grounded perspectives of 'heritage that hurts'. The handbook adopts a progressive and thematic approach, including critical accounts of dark tourism history, dark tourism philosophy and theory, dark tourism in society and culture, dark tourism and heritage landscapes, the 'dark tourist' experience, and the business of dark tourism.
The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies will appeal to students and scholars with an interest in aspects of memorialisation and morality in sociology, death studies, history, geography, cultural studies, philosophy, psychology, business management, museology and heritage tourism studies, politics, religious studies, and anthropology.
Philip R. Stone is Executive Director, Institute for Dark Tourism Research, University of Central Lancashire, UK. Rudi Hartmann is Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver, USA. Tony Seaton is MacAnally Professor of Tourism Behaviour and Travel History, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland and Emeritus Professor of Tourism Behaviour, University of Bedfordshire, UK. Richard Sharpley is Professor of Tourism & Development, University of Central Lancashire, UK. Leanne White is Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Victoria University, Australia.
Section 1: Dark Tourism History. 1.Encountering Engineered and Orchestrated Remembrance: A Situational Model of Dark Tourism and its History. 2. Crime, Punishment and Dark Tourism: The Carnivalesque Spectacles of the English Judicial System. 3. Death and the Tourist: Dark Encounters in Mid-Nineteenth Century London via the Paris Morgue. 4. The British Traveller and Dark Tourism in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Scandinavia and the Nordic Regions. 5. 'The Smoke of an Eruption, and the Dust of an Earthquake': Dark Tourism, the Sublime and the Re-Animation of the Disaster Location.-Section 2: Dark Tourism: Philosophy and Theory. 6. Thanatourism - A Comparative Approach. 7. Dark Tourism in an Increasingly Violent World. 8. Dark Tourism in an Age of the 'Spectacular Death'. 9. Dionysus Versus Apollo : An Uncertain Search for Identity through Dark Tourism - Palestine as a Case Study. 10. Dark Tourism as Psychogeography: An Initial Exploration. Section 3: Dark Tourism in Society and Culture. 11. Dark Tourism, Dissonant Heritage & Memorialisation: The Case of the Rwandan Genocide. 12. 'Pablo Escobar Tourism' - Unwanted Tourism: Attitudes of Tourism Stakeholders in Medellin, Colombia. 13. Tourism Mobilities, Spectralities and the Hauntings of Chernobyl. 14. Disasters and Disaster tourism: The Role of the Media. 15. Denial of the Darkness, Identity and Nation-Building in Small Islands: A Case Study from the Channel Islands. Section 4: Dark Tourism and Heritage Lanscapes. 16. Sites of Suffering, Tourism and the Heritage of Darkness: Illustrations from the United States of America. 17. From Celebratory Landscapes to Dark Tourism Sites?: Exploring the Design of Southern Plantation Museums. 18. Dark Tourism to Seismic Memorial Sites. 19. First World War Battlefield Tourism: Journeys out of the Dark and into the Light. 20. Tourism to Memorial Sites of the Holocaust: Changing Memorial Landscapes, Changing Approaches to the Study of the Sites Associated with the Victims and Perpetrators in Nazi Germany.-Section 5: The 'Dark Tourist' Experience. 21. Unravelling Fear of Death Motives in Dark Tourism. 22. Politics of Dark Tourism: The Case of Cromañon and ESMA, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 23. 'I Know the Plane Crashed': Children's Perspectives in Dark Tourism. 24. Dark Tourism Visualisation: Some Reflections on the Role of Photography. 25. Educating the (Dark) Masses: Dark Tourism and Sensemaking. Section 6: The Business of Dark Tourism. 26. Marketing Dark Heritage: Building Brands, Myth-Making and Social Marketing. 27. Death as a Commodity: The Retailing of Dark Tourism. 28. Exhibiting Death and Disaster: Museological Perspectives. 29. Souvenirs in Dark Tourism: Emotions and symbols. 30. Shining a Digital Light on the Dark: Harnessing Online Media to Improve the Dark Tourism Experience.
"Readers will find this book extremely useful for thinking about the concept, its meaning, and how it may be used to expand human understanding. The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies hits the sweet spot between accessibility and scholarly sophistication and balances the specific with the general and theoretical. ... this handbook is essential, provocative, inspiring, and representative of the best and most experienced minds in the field." (Kathryn N. McDaniel, Journal of Tourism History, March, 1, 2019)
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