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Virtual dark tourism : ghost roads

Author: Kathryn N McDaniel
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Series: Palgrave studies in cultural heritage and conflict.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book takes the concept of "dark tourism"-journeys to sites of death, suffering, and calamity-in an innovative yet essential direction by applying it to the virtual realms of literature, film and  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn N McDaniel
ISBN: 9783319746869 3319746863
OCLC Number: 1016950508
Description: xv, 323 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction, Virtual Dark Tourism: Disaster in the Space of the Imagination 2. "Some Lingering Influence in the Shunned House": H. P. Lovecraft's Three Invitations to Dark Tourism 3. "Imagined ghosts on unfrequented roads": Gothic Tourism in Nineteenth-Century Cornwall4. Through the Looking Glass Darkly: The Convergence of Past and Present in Connie Willis's Time-Travel Novels 5. Cinematic Thanatourism and the Purloined Past: The "Game of Thrones Effect" and the Effect of Game of Thrones on History 6. Touring the "Burning Times": The Rhetoric of Witch-Hunting Films, 1968-1973 7. "Did Those Portly Men Over There Once Rush This Position?": Virtual Dark Tourism and D-Day Commemorations8. Thanaviewing, the Aokigahara Forest, and Orientalism: Rhetorical Separations between the Self and the Other in The Forest 9. Experiencing Rwanda: Understanding Mass Atrocity at Nyamata10. Hurricane Katrina Goes Digital: Memory, Dark Tours, and YouTube11. A Virtual Dark Journey through the Debris: Playing Inside the Haiti Earthquake (2010)12. Surviving the Colonial Blizzard: The Alaskan Native Game Never Alone as a Walkthrough in Cultural Resistance13. Virtually Historical: Performing Dark Tourism through Alternate History Games 14. Remembering Fictional History and Virtual War in EVE Online
Series Title: Palgrave studies in cultural heritage and conflict.
Responsibility: Kathryn N. McDaniel, editor.


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