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The Resource Dark Tourism in the American West, edited by Jennifer Dawes, (electronic resource)

Dark Tourism in the American West, edited by Jennifer Dawes, (electronic resource)

Label
Dark Tourism in the American West
Title
Dark Tourism in the American West
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jennifer Dawes
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This edited collection expands scholarly and popular conversations about dark tourism in the American West. The phenomenon of dark tourism—traveling to sites of death, suffering, and disaster for entertainment or educational purposes—has been described and, on occasion, criticized for transforming misfortune and catastrophe into commodity. The impulse, however, continues, particularly in the American West: a liminal and contested space that resonates with stories of tragedy, violent conflict, and disaster. Contributions here specifically examine the mediation and shaping of these spaces into touristic destinations. The essays examine Western sites of massacre and battle (such as Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and the “Waco Siege”), sites of imprisonment (such as Japanese-American internment camps and Alcatraz Island), areas devastated by ecological disaster (such as Martin’s Cove and the Salton Sea), and unmediated sites (those sites left to the touristic imagination, with no interpretation of what occurred there, such as the Bennet-Arcane camp).--
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Dawes, Jennifer
Series statement
Springer eBooks.
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  • Sports-Sociological aspects
  • Ethnography
Label
Dark Tourism in the American West, edited by Jennifer Dawes, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21190-5
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Dark Tourism in the American West -- 2. Interpretation and Memorialization at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site -- 3. Revisiting Waco and the Branch Davidian Tragedy -- 4. East by Northwest: Preserving Pacific War Memory at Hanford and Minidoka -- 5. Contents Over the Carceral Landscape: Space, Place, and Artifacts at the Manzanar National Historic Site -- 6. Captive Memories: Alcatraz Island and the Cultural Work of Prison Tourism -- 7. Reenacting the Handcart Debacle: The Work of Rescue at Martin's Cove on the Mormon Trail -- 8. Recycling Death: Post-Apocalyptic Tourism in the American West -- 9. In the Dark without a Light: Understanding Unmediated Sites of Dark Tourism -- 10. How We Look at Dark Places
Control code
978-3-030-21190-5
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 214 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030211905
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
17 illustrations, 13 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1117280003
Label
Dark Tourism in the American West, edited by Jennifer Dawes, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21190-5
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Dark Tourism in the American West -- 2. Interpretation and Memorialization at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site -- 3. Revisiting Waco and the Branch Davidian Tragedy -- 4. East by Northwest: Preserving Pacific War Memory at Hanford and Minidoka -- 5. Contents Over the Carceral Landscape: Space, Place, and Artifacts at the Manzanar National Historic Site -- 6. Captive Memories: Alcatraz Island and the Cultural Work of Prison Tourism -- 7. Reenacting the Handcart Debacle: The Work of Rescue at Martin's Cove on the Mormon Trail -- 8. Recycling Death: Post-Apocalyptic Tourism in the American West -- 9. In the Dark without a Light: Understanding Unmediated Sites of Dark Tourism -- 10. How We Look at Dark Places
Control code
978-3-030-21190-5
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 214 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030211905
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
17 illustrations, 13 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1117280003

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