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The Darker Side of Travel: The Theory and Practice of Dark Tourism
  • Philip Stone, Dr, University of Central Lancashire

Over the past decade, the concept of dark tourism has attracted growing academic interest and media attention. Nevertheless, perspectives on and understanding of dark tourism remain varied and theoretically fragile while, to date, no single book has attempted to draw together the conceptual themes and debates surrounding dark tourism, to explore it within wider disciplinary contexts and to establish a more informed relationship between the theory and practice of dark tourism.

This book meets the undoubted need for a such a volume by providing a contemporary and comprehensive analysis of dark tourism.

  • dark tourism,
  • death,
  • mortality,
  • thanatourism,
  • thanatology,
  • management,
  • theory
Publication Date
Richard Sharpley & Philip R.Stone
Channel View Publications
Citation Information
Sharpley, R. & Stone, P.R. (eds) (2009) The Darker Side of Travel: The Theory and Practice of Dark Tourism. Aspects of Tourism Series, Channel View Publications: Bristol, UK.