“The Smoke of an Eruption and the Dust of an Earthquake”: Dark Tourism, the Sublime, and the Re-animation of the Disaster Location

  • Jonathan Skinner


Juxtaposing Antiquity with the Apocalypse, this chapter explores the re-animation of Pompeii as a disaster tourism trope found used, for example, on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. In so doing, this chapter engages with the question of whether or not there is space in dark tourism debate for the natural disaster, and whether or not dark tourism, then, is a relatively new phenomenon.


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