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Title The darker side of travel : the theory and practice of dark tourism / edited by Richard Sharpley and Philip Stone
Published Tonawanda, NY : Channel View Publications, [2009]


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 MELB  338.4791 Sha/Dso  AVAILABLE
 WATERFT BUSINESS  338.4791 Sha/Dso  DUE 01-10-19
Description ix, 275 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series Aspects of tourism
Aspects of tourism.
Contents Shedding light on dark tourism / Richard Sharpley -- Making absent death present : consuming dark tourism in contemporary society / Philip R. Stone -- Dark tourism : mediating between the dead and the living / Tony Walter -- Dark tourism : morality and new moral spaces / Philip R. Stone -- Purposeful otherness : approaches to the management of thanatourism / Tony Seaton -- (Re)presenting the macabre : interpretation, kitschification and authenticity / Richard Sharpley and Philip R. Stone -- Contested national tragedies : an ethical dimension / Craig Wight -- Dark tourism and political ideology : towards a governance model / Richard Sharpley -- "It's a bloody guide" : fun, fear and a lighter side of dark tourism at The Dungeon visitor attractions, UK / Philip R. Stone -- Battlefield tourism : bringing the organised violence back to life / Frank Baldwin and Richard Sharpley -- "Genocide tourism" / John Beech -- Museums, memorials and plantation houses in the Black Atlantic : slavery and the development of dark tourism / Alan Rice -- Life, death and dark tourism : future research directions and concluding comments / Richard Sharpley and Philip R. Stone
Summary "Over the last decade, the concept of dark tourism has attracted growing academic interest and media attention. Nevertheless, perspectives on and understanding of dark tourism remain varied and theoretically fragile while, to date, no single book has attempted to draw together the conceptual themes and debates surrounding dark tourism, to explore it within wider disciplinary contexts and to establish a more informed relationship between the theory and practice of dark tourism. This book meets the undoubted need for such a volume by providing a contemporary and comprehensive analysis of dark tourism."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Tourism.
War memorials.
Historic sites.
Death -- Social aspects.
Author Sharpley, Richard, 1956-
Stone, Philip (Philip R.)
LC no. 2009026026
ISBN 9781845411152 hardback alkaline paper
9781845411145 paperback alkaline paper