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Title   Dark Tourism 

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Author   LENNON & FOLEY  ISBN   9780826450647  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Continuum  Group   Commerce/Law View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Tourism  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2000 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2000 
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Synopsis This book sets out to explore '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 camps in both Western and Eastern Europe. Many people wish to experience the reality behind the media images, or are prompted to find out more by a personal association with places or events. The phenomenon raises ethical issues over the status and nature of objects, the extent of their interpretation, the appropriate political and managerial response and the nature of the experience as perceived by the visitor, their residents and local residents. Events, sites, types of visit and 'host 'reactions are considered in order to construct the parameters of the concept of 'dark tourism'. Many acts of inhumanity are celebrated as heritage sites in Britain (for example, the Tower of London, Edinburgh Castle), and the Berlin Wall has become a significant attraction despite claiming many victims.

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