Encountering Engineered and Orchestrated Remembrance: A Situational Model of Dark Tourism and Its History

  • Tony Seaton


Is a history of dark tourism possible? This may seem an odd question to pose in the historical section of a substantial handbook. However, over the 20 years during which dark tourism has been explored academically, a recurrent problematic has been debate about what it is; therefore, a discussion of its meaning is unavoidable because it affects where its history is deemed to start. This introductory chapter examines some of the issues about dark tourism’s origins and beginnings—a distinction discussed later—as a preface to the conceptual position reflected in the content of the chapters on its history that follow.


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  • Tony Seaton
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LimerickLimerickIreland
  2. 2.University of BedfordshireLutonUK

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