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Holidays in the danger zone : entanglements of war and tourism

Author: Debbie Lisle
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
Series: Critical war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Holidays in the Danger Zone exposes the mundane and everyday entanglements between two seemingly opposed worlds warfare and tourism. Debbie Lisle shows how a tourist sensibility shapes the behavior of soldiers in war especially the experiences of Western military forces in exotic settings. This includes not only R & R but also how battlefields themselves become landscapes of leisure and tourism. It further explores  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debbie Lisle
ISBN: 9780816698554 0816698554 9780816698561 0816698562
OCLC Number: 945693701
Description: 394 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : entanglements of war and tourism --
The double vision of empire : the Gordon Relief Campaign, 1884-85 --
Tours of duty, tours of pleasure : battlefield journeys and the rise of militourism, 1914-45 --
Bipolar travels : tourism and conflict at the edges of the cold war --
Global interventions and the rise of dark tourism --
Connecting tourism and terrorism : milblogs, soft targets, and the securitization of travel --
Conclusion : touring otherwise : the ethical possibilities of entanglement.
Series Title: Critical war studies.
Responsibility: Debbie Lisle.

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"Holidays in the Danger Zone exposes the mundane and everyday entanglements between two seemingly opposed worlds warfare and tourism. Debbie Lisle shows how a tourist sensibility shapes the behavior of soldiers in war especially the experiences of Western military forces in exotic settings. This includes not only R & R but also how battlefields themselves become landscapes of leisure and tourism. It further explores how a military sensibility shapes the development of tourism in the postwar context, from Dark Tourism (engaging with displays of conflict and atrocity) to exhibitions of conflict in museums and at memorial sites, as well as advertising, film, journals, guidebooks, blogs, and photography. Focused on how war and tourism reinforce prevailing modes of domination, Holidays in the Danger Zone critically examines the long historical arc of the war-tourism nexus from nineteenth-century imperialism to World War I and World War II, from the Cold War to globalization and the War on Terror."--

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Postcards, museums, river steamers, friendly guide books, and sunbathers-Debbie Lisle shows here that each of these can be made to serve military objectives or to reinforce militarized, gendered, and Read more...

 
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