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  • Alan A. Lew
    ... From: Hartmann, Rudi Date: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 7:13 AM Subject: Call for Papers Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2014 (Tampa,
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    From: Hartmann, Rudi <Rudi.Hartmann@...>
    Date: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 7:13 AM
    Subject: Call for Papers

    Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2014 (Tampa, April 8 – 12, 2014)

    Assessing Dark Tourism Scholarship: New Frontiers

    Session Organizers: Rudi Hartmann, University of Colorado Denver (U.S.), Philip Stone (Institute for Dark Tourism Research, University of Central Lancashire (U.K.)

    The session invites a review of scholarly efforts made in the study of tourism to sites where violence, tragedy and disaster occurred. The Dark Tourism/Thanatourism approach is one of the leading research directions in this relatively new field. Initially proposed by Foley & Lennon and Seaton, ‘dark tourism’ scholarship has been advanced considerably over the past years. Stone who defines dark tourism as “the act of touristic travel to sites of or sites associated with death, disaster and the seemingly macabre” has contributed to the further conceptual foundation of the dark tourism approach. In an introductory paper, Stone will give an assessment of Dark Tourism Scholarship. 

    Submissions to the session will address, but are not limited, to the following topics:

    - Dark tourism & thanatourism as a field of study

    - Dissonance in the management of heritage sites with a controversial history

    - War and tourism:  A complex relationship

    - Tourism to war torn regions  

    - Contributions to a geography of memory:  America’s landscapes of violence and tragedy revisited

    If you are interested in participating in the session, please send an abstract to Rudi Hartmann, University of Colorado Denver: rudi.hartmann@...  by Oct 10, 2013. 

    Further information on the topic of “Dark tourism scholarship” (Philip Stone) see forthcoming special issue Dark Tourism – New research published on attractions of death and disaster in International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 7 NO. 3 2013, and for a review of “Dark tourism, thanatourism and dissonance in heritage tourism management: new directions in contemporary tourism research” Rudi Hartmann, Journal of Heritage Tourism, 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2013.807266



    Rudi Hartmann, PhD

    Associate Professor (C/T)

    Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences

    University of Colorado Denver

    P.O. Box 173364, CB 172

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

    Phone: 303.556.5296

    FAX: 303.556.6197




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