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Death tourism : disaster sites as recreational landscape

Author: Brigitte Sion
Publisher: Calcutta : Seagull Books, 2014.
Series: Enactments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contributed articles presented at the Conference 'Death/Dark/Thanatourism', held at New York University in April 2010.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brigitte Sion
ISBN: 9780857421074 0857421077
OCLC Number: 894476715
Description: ix, 337 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Brigitte Sion --
Part 1: Tourism and/as memory --
Ethical spaces: ethics and propriety in trauma tourism / Laurie Beth Clark --
Trauma as durational performance: a walk through Villa Grimaldi, Santiago de Chile / Diana Taylor --
The Manhattan Project time machine: atomic tourism in Oak Ridge, Tennessee / Lindsey A. Freeman --
Theme parks and station plaques: memory, forgetting and tourism in Post-Aum Japan / Mark Pendleton --
Part 2: Exhibiting death --
Conflicting sites of memory in post-genocide Cambodia / Brigitte Sion --
Resisting Holocaust tourism: the new Gedenkstätte at Bergen-Belsen, Germany / Rainer Schulze --
From evidence to relic to artefact: curating in the aftermath of 11 September 2001 / Mark Schaming --
Part 3: Negotiating return --
Noshing at the Necropolis: trauma, gastrotourism and Jewish cultural memory / S.I. Salamensky --
Sites of absence and presence: tourism and the morbid material culture of death in Brittany / Maura Coughlin --
The Navy Mechanics School (ESMA) and the politics of trauma tourism in Argentina / Cara L. Levy --
From shrine to theme park: the House of Terror in Budapest, Hungary / Aniko Szucs --
Part 4: Identity politics --
Borderline memory disorder: Trieste and the staging of Italian National Identity / Susanne C. Knittel --
Return to Alcatraz: dark tourism and the representation of prison history / Mary Rachel Gould --
Between violence and romance: gorillas, genocide and Rwandan tourism / Stephanie McKinney --
Welcome to Sarajevo! Touring The Powder Keg / Patrick Naef.
Series Title: Enactments.
Responsibility: edited by Brigitte Sion.
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