Teaching at Dark Sites

  • Kevin A. Morrison


This chapter considers whether teaching about the Whitechapel murders onsite in London is itself a form of dark tourism. It first recounts some of the ethical considerations that arise in visiting the Jack the Ripper Museum and the London Dungeon and in undertaking one of the many Jack the Ripper tours, which focus on the murderer. It then narrates an attempt to construct an alternative itinerary that includes visiting the graves of some of the canonical five victims.


Dark tourism Experiential learning Reflection and reflective practice Victims’ lives 


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  • Kevin A. Morrison
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  1. 1.School of Foreign LanguagesHenan UniversityKaifengChina

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