Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism

Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism

Maximiliano Korstanje (University of Palermo, Argentina) and Babu George (Fort Hays State University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 262
ISBN13: 9781522527503|ISBN10: 1522527508|EISBN13: 9781522527510|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2750-3


Mankind has been fascinated with and drawn to the macabre for many years. This is particularly evident in the growing popularity of dark tourism, which centers on locations known for death and suffering.

Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism is a pivotal reference source featuring the latest scholarly research in which the rise of new technology platforms is not only changing tourism worldwide, but also facilitating the access to areas of war, mourning, and disaster. Including coverage on a number of topics such as sexual tourism, disaster recovery, and capitalism, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on concepts and methodologies of the dark tourism industry.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Capitalism
  • Consumption
  • Cultural Theory
  • Culture
  • Dark Tourism
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Disaster Tourism
  • Globalization
  • Museums
  • Politics
  • Poverty
  • Sexual Tourism
  • Thana Tourism

Reviews and Testimonials

In a world seemingly beset with “dark” challenges, this timely contribution offers an innovative and insightful read of the various dimensions of dark tourism. With conceptual clarity and a clear trajectory provided between theory and practice, the book offers readers a number of engaging chapters that provide much clarity as well as providing much thought as to where the future lies for dark tourism. A highly thought-provoking and valuable read.

– Dr. Alan Fyall, University of Central Florida (USA)

This collective volume provides new insight into a well-established field in tourism analysis. I was delighted to find out that different contributors’ conceptual, methodological and epistemological takes on what is commonly understood as ‘dark tourism’, might revive or revise scholarly debates, as well as curve alternative analytical pathways to academic and policy analysis. I happily recommend this as essential reading to students and practitioners in the subject area.

– Rodanthi Tzanelli, University of Leeds (UK)

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Maximiliano E. Korstanje is editor in chief of International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism (UP Argentina) and International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IGI-GlobalUS). Besides being Senior Researchers in the Department of Economics at University of Palermo, Argentina, he is a global affiliate of Tourism Crisis Management Institute (University of Florida US), Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (University of Leeds), The Forge (University of Lancaster and University of Leeds UK) and The International Society for Philosopher, hosted in Sheffield UK. With more than 700 published papers and 25 books, Korstanje was awarded as Outstanding Reviewer 2012. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. University of Salford, UK, Outstanding Reviewer 2013.Journal of Place Management and Development.. Institute of Place, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and Reviewer Certificate of Acknowledgement 2014. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM), University of Central Florida, US. Now he co-edits almost 10 specialized journals in such themes as human rights, mobility, tourism and terrorism. Korstanje is subject to biographical records for Marquis Who`s Who in the World since 2009. He had nominated to 5 honorary doctorates for his contribution in the study of the effects of terrorism in tourism. In 2015 he was awarded as Visiting Research Fellow at School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK and the University of La Habana Cuba. In 2017 is elected as Foreign Faculty Member of AMIT, Mexican Academy in the study of Tourism, which is the most prominent institutions dedicated to tourism research in Mexico.
Babu George (Ph D) in Philosophy in Management Studies. Besides serving as Associate professor at Fort Hays State University Kansas US, Babu P George has more than fifteen years of advanced business research, university teaching, and administrative service experience, in the US and internationally. Before joining Fort Hays State University in 2015, Dr. George has worked for Swiss Management Center University, University of Liverpool, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Alaska Pacific University, and the University of Southern Mississippi, among others. He is a visiting professor at various higher education institutions around the world. He is the editor of International Journal of Qualitative Research in Services. Until recently, he was the managing editor of Journal of Tourism. He has more than a hundred peer reviewed and well-cited research publications to his credit. He has authored or edited more than seven books. He is a passionate observer of the complex dynamics of creative destruction that makes idea innovations possible. In his free time, he offers free consulting for the budding grassroots level entrepreneurs.