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The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Encountering Engineered and Orchestrated Remembrance: A Situational Model of Dark Tourism and Its History
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    Chapter 2 Crime, Punishment, and Dark Tourism: The Carnivalesque Spectacles of the English Judicial System
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    Chapter 3 Death and the Tourist: Dark Encounters in Mid-Nineteenth-Century London via the Paris Morgue
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    Chapter 4 The British Traveller and Dark Tourism in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Scandinavia and the Nordic Regions
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    Chapter 5 “The Smoke of an Eruption and the Dust of an Earthquake”: Dark Tourism, the Sublime, and the Re-animation of the Disaster Location
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    Chapter 6 Thanatourism: A Comparative Approach
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    Chapter 7 Dark Tourism in an Increasingly Violent World
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    Chapter 8 Dark Tourism in an Age of ‘Spectacular Death’
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    Chapter 9 Dionysus Versus Apollo: An Uncertain Search for Identity Through Dark Tourism—Palestine as a Case Study
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    Chapter 10 Dark Tourism as Psychogeography: An Initial Exploration
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    Chapter 11 Dark Tourism, Difficult Heritage, and Memorialisation: A Case of the Rwandan Genocide
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    Chapter 12 ‘Pablo Escobar Tourism’—Unwanted Tourism: Attitudes of Tourism Stakeholders in Medellín, Colombia
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    Chapter 13 Tourism Mobilities, Spectralities, and the Hauntings of Chernobyl
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    Chapter 14 Disasters and Disaster Tourism: The Role of the Media
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    Chapter 15 Denial of the Darkness, Identity and Nation-Building in Small Islands: A Case Study from the Channel Islands
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    Chapter 16 Sites of Suffering, Tourism, and the Heritage of Darkness: Illustrations from the United States
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    Chapter 17 From Celebratory Landscapes to Dark Tourism Sites? Exploring the Design of Southern Plantation Museums
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    Chapter 18 Dark Tourism to Seismic Memorial Sites
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    Chapter 19 First World War Battlefield Tourism: Journeys Out of the Dark and into the Light
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    Chapter 20 Tourism to Memorial Sites of the Holocaust
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    Chapter 21 Unravelling Fear of Death Motives in Dark Tourism
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    Chapter 22 Politics of Dark Tourism: The Case of Cromañón and ESMA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    Chapter 23 “I Know the Plane Crashed”: Children’s Perspectives in Dark Tourism
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    Chapter 24 Dark Tourism Visualisation: Some Reflections on the Role of Photography
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    Chapter 25 Educating the (Dark) Masses: Dark Tourism and Sensemaking
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    Chapter 26 Marketing Dark Heritage: Building Brands, Myth-Making and Social Marketing
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    Chapter 27 ‘Death as a Commodity’: The Retailing of Dark Tourism
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    Chapter 28 Exhibiting Death and Disaster: Museological Perspectives
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    Chapter 29 Souvenirs in Dark Tourism: Emotions and Symbols
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    Chapter 30 ‘Shining a Digital Light on the Dark’: Harnessing Online Media to Improve the Dark Tourism Experience
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The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies
Published by
Palgrave Macmillan UK, January 2018
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-47566-4
978-1-137-47566-4, 978-1-137-47565-7, 978-1-349-69299-6, 978-1-137-47567-1

Philip R. Stone, Rudi Hartmann, Tony Seaton, Richard Sharpley, Leanne White

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 28%
Student > Master 9 28%
Student > Bachelor 5 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 2 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 10 31%
Arts and Humanities 7 22%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Linguistics 1 3%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 3 9%