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Dark tourism

Author: J John Lennon; Malcolm Foley
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2000.
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"A large number of sites associated with war, genocide, assassination and other tragic events have become significant tourist destinations. The authors of this volume call this phenomenon 'dark tourism', and they set out to explore it in detail, looking at possible reasons why tourists visit these attractions - for remembrance, for education, or even for entertainment." "Dark-tourism sites present governments and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lennon, J. John.
Dark tourism.
London : Continuum, 2000
(OCoLC)653426665
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J John Lennon; Malcolm Foley
ISBN: 0826450636 9780826450630 0826450644 9780826450647
OCLC Number: 44603703
Description: vii, 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Intimations of dark tourism --
Instances of dark tourism --
The Third Reich and the final solution --
The death camps of Poland --
Covering history: the interpretation of the Channel Islands occupation, 1939-1945 --
The death site of a President --
War sites of the First and Second World Wars --
North Cyprus: disappointing performance with "dark" edges --
Dislocation: the US Holocaust Memorial Museum --
The future of dark tourism: from the final solution to the end of history.
Responsibility: John Lennon and Malcom Foley.

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Explores dark tourism; that is, the representation of inhuman acts, and how these are interpreted for visitors, at a number of places throughout the world, for example the sites of concentration  Read more...

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