The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies

Editors: R. Stone, P., Hartmann, R., Seaton, T., Sharpley, R., White, L. (Eds.)

  • Presents the first holistic academic study of dark tourism
  • Authored by an international selection of world-leading experts, established academics, emerging scholars and new academics
  • Combines empirical case studies with ‘real-world’ viewpoints from the tourism industry and the media
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About this book

 This handbook is the definitive reference text for the study of ‘dark tourism’, the contemporary commodification of death within international visitor economies. Shining a light on dark tourism and visitor sites of death or disaster allows us to better understand issues of global tourism mobilities, tourist experiences, the co-creation of touristic meaning, and ‘difficult heritage’ processes and practices.

Adopting multidisciplinary perspectives from authors representing every continent, the book combines ‘real-world’ viewpoints from both industry and the media with conceptual underpinning, and offers comprehensive and grounded perspectives of ‘heritage that hurts’. The handbook adopts a progressive and thematic approach, including critical accounts of dark tourism history, dark tourism philosophy and theory, dark tourism in society and culture, dark tourism and heritage landscapes, the ‘dark tourist’ experience, and the business of dark tourism. 

The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies will appeal to students and scholars with an interest in aspects of memorialisation and morality in sociology, death studies, history, geography, cultural studies, philosophy, psychology, business management, museology and heritage tourism studies, politics, religious studies, and anthropology.   

About the authors

Philip R. Stone is Executive Director, Institute for Dark Tourism Research, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Rudi Hartmann is Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver, USA.

Tony Seaton is MacAnally Professor of Tourism Behaviour and Travel History, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland and Emeritus Professor of Tourism Behaviour, University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Richard Sharpley is Professor of Tourism & Development, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Leanne White is Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Victoria University, Australia.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Encountering Engineered and Orchestrated Remembrance: A Situational Model of Dark Tourism and Its History

    Seaton, Tony

    Pages 9-31

  • Crime, Punishment, and Dark Tourism: The Carnivalesque Spectacles of the English Judicial System

    Seaton, Tony (et al.)

    Pages 33-76

  • Death and the Tourist: Dark Encounters in Mid-Nineteenth-Century London via the Paris Morgue

    Edmondson, John

    Pages 77-101

  • The British Traveller and Dark Tourism in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Scandinavia and the Nordic Regions

    Walchester, Kathryn

    Pages 103-124

  • “The Smoke of an Eruption and the Dust of an Earthquake”: Dark Tourism, the Sublime, and the Re-animation of the Disaster Location

    Skinner, Jonathan

    Pages 125-150

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47566-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47565-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies
Editors
  • Philip R. Stone
  • Rudi Hartmann
  • Tony Seaton
  • Richard Sharpley
  • Leanne White
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47566-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-47566-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47565-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 768
Number of Illustrations and Tables
64 b/w illustrations
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