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Dark tourism and crime / Derek Dalton.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: G155.A1 D275 2014

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    "Dark tourism has become widespread and diverse. It has passed into popular culture vernacular, deployed in guide books as a short hand descriptor for sites that are associated with death, suffering and trauma. However, whilst books have been devoted to dark tourism as a general topic no single text has sought to explore dark tourism in spaces where crime - mass murder, genocide, State sanctioned torture and violence - has occurred as an organising theme. Dark Tourism and Crime explores the socio-cultural contours of this unique type of tourism and explains why spaces/places where crime has occurred fascinate and attract tourists. The book is marked by an ethics of respect for the suffering a place has experienced and an imperative to learn something tangible about the history and legacy of that suffering. Based on empirical ethnographic research it takes the reader from the remnants of Auschwitz concentration camp to the tranquil Australian island of Tasmania to explore precisely what things a dark tourist might encounter - architecture, art installations, gardens, memorials, physical traces of crime - and how these things invoke and evoke past crimes. This volume furthers understanding of dark tourism and will be of interest to students, researchers and academics of criminology, tourism and cultural studies"-- Provided by publisher.
    Series
    Routledge advances in tourism ; 34
    Routledge advances in tourism ; 34.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Dalton, Derek.
    Published
    London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014
    Contents
    Introduction : encountering the remnants and reminders of crime through dark tourism
    Auschwitz dark tourism
    Oradour-sur-Glane dark tourism
    Cambodia dark tourism
    Argentina dark tourism
    Chile dark tourism
    Tasmania dark tourism
    New York dark tourism
    Conclusion : towards a taxonomy of worth for crime-related dark tourism.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Introduction : encountering the remnants and reminders of crime through dark tourism -- Auschwitz dark tourism -- Oradour-sur-Glane dark tourism -- Cambodia dark tourism -- Argentina dark tourism -- Chile dark tourism -- Tasmania dark tourism -- New York dark tourism -- Conclusion : towards a taxonomy of worth for crime-related dark tourism.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780415643511
    0415643511 (hardback)
    Additional Form
    Electronic version(s) available internally at USHMM.
    Physical Description
    xiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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