Dark tourism is a subject area that has seen substantial growth in academic attention over the past decade, beginning with Foley and Lennon's Dark Tourism: The Attraction of Death and Disaster This new text is thus the latest in a growing body of literature. The quality of research and the depth of thought that has gone into the study of this phenomenon over the past decade are fascinating.
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The Darker Side of Travel: The Theory and Practice of Dark Tourism illustrates how research in this area has moved from the simple theoretical development and case studies presented in Foley and Lennon to an understanding the development and management of dark tourism sites. Annals of Tourism Research The dark and unquenchable business of thanatourism is colourfully and critically painted in arrestive shades of cultural, political, and public significance. He has previously held positions at a number of other institutions, including the University of Northumbria Reader in Tourism and the University of Lincoln, where he was Professor of Tourism and Head of Department, Tourism and Recreation Management.
His principal research interests are within the fields of tourism and development, island tourism, rural tourism and the sociology of tourism. Philip R. He teaches tourism, hospitality and event management at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
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He is also Founder and Editor of The Dark Tourism Forum, the premier online dark tourism subject resource facility and global alliance of scholars and industry practitioners see www. His primary research interests revolve around dark tourism consumption and its relationship with contemporary society.
He has published in a number of international academic journals, presented at a variety of international conferences, as well as acting as Media Consultant on dark tourism to both press and broadcast institutions across the world. Contributors 1.
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Shedding light on dark tourism: an introduction - Richard Sharpley 2. Making absent death present - consuming dark tourism in contemporary society - Philip R. Stone 3. Dark tourism: mediating between the dead and the living - Tony Walter 4.
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Dark tourism: morality and new moral spaces - Philip R. Stone 5. Purposeful otherness: approaches to the management of thanatourism - Tony Seaton 6.
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