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Contribution to Book
Making Absent Death Present: Consuming Dark Tourism in Contemporary Society
The Darker Side of Travel: The Theory and Practice of Dark Tourism (2009)
  • Philip Stone, Dr, University of Central Lancashire
Abstract

This chapter explores the institutional sequestration of death within contemporary society, and the potential that such removal of death from the public realm can cause issues of dread and ontological security. However, the chapter goes on to suggest that contemporary dark tourism brings 'death' back into the public domain, and offers the Self an opportunity to contemplate mortality.

Publication Date
2009
Editor
Richard Sharpley & Philip R.Stone
Publisher
Channel View Publications
ISBN
978-1-84541-114-5
Citation Information
Stone, P.R. (2009) Making Absent Death Present: Consuming Dark Tourism in Contemporary Society. In R.Sharpley & P.R.Stone (eds) The Darker Side of Travel: The Theory and Practice of Dark Tourism. Channel View Publications: Bristol: 23-38.