From the Alcatraz East Crime Museum and Jack the Ripper guided tours to the Phnom Penh killing fields, ‘dark tourism’ is now a multi-million-pound global industry. Even in the most pleasant tourist destinations, underlying harms are constantly perpetuated, affecting both consumers and those who work or live around such tourist hotspots. Highlighting 50 travel destinations across six continents, expert criminologists, psychologists and historians explore the past and contemporary issues which we often disregard during our everyday leisure. This captivating book is the ‘go-to’ guide for anyone interested in crime and deviance-related tourism. Accessible and digestible, it exposes a worrying trend in contemporary consumer culture, in which many of us partake.
From the Alcatraz East Crime Museum to Jack the Ripper guided tours, ‘dark tourism’ is now a multi-million-pound global industry. Highlighting 50 travel destinations across six continents, expert criminologists, psychologists and historians expose a worrying trend in contemporary consumer culture in which many of us partake.
Introduction - Adam Lynes, Craig Kelly and James Treadwell 1. Cocaine Bear: Lexington, Kentucky, USA - Travis Linnemann 2. Whitney Plantation: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Thomas Raymen 3. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Washington DC, USA - Alice Storey 4. From Newgate Prison to Tyburn Tree: the Old Bailey, London, UK - Peter Joyce and Wendy Laverick 5. Jack the Ripper Tour: Whitechapel, London, UK - Kevin Hoffin 6. The Alcatraz East Crime Museum: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA - Laura Hammond 7. The Museum of Death: Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA - Loukas Ntanos 8. The Royal Armouries Museum: Leeds, UK - Sarah Jones 9. The Black Dahlia tour: Los Angeles, California, USA - David Wilson 10. The Execution Dock: Wapping, East London, UK - Wendy Laverick and Peter Joyce 11. Auschwitz: Oświęcim, Poland - Tammy Ayres and Sarah Hodgkinson 12. Jeju 4:3 memorial: Jeju Island, South Korea - Robin West 13. Museum Dr. Guislain: Ghent, Belgium - Sophie Gregory 14. Karosta Prison Hotel: Liepāja, Latvia - Melindy Duffus 15. The Clink prison-based restaurant: Brixton, London, UK - Dan Rusu 16. The 9/11 memorial and museum: New York, New York, USA - John Bahadur Lamb 17. The Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes: Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Eamonn Carrabine 18. Choeung Ek killing field: Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Luke Telford 19. Blue lights in the Red Light District: Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Ben Colliver 20. Trophy hunting: sub-Saharan Africa - Patrick Berry and Gary R. Potter 21. 'The ugly side to the beautiful game': Qatar - Grace Gallacher 22. Burning Man festival: Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA - Keith Hayward 23. Magaluf: Majorca - Simon Winlow 24. 'Holiday Hooters': Hong Kong - Katie Lowe 25. Scilla: Calabria, Italy - Anna Sergi 26. The Kray twins tours: London, UK - Craig Ancrum 27. Backpacking in the outback: Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia - Eveleigh Buck-Matthews and Craig Kelly 28. The hippie trail: Nepal, South Asia - Emiline Smith 29. The Museum of Confiscated Art: Brest, Belarus - Donna Yates and Hannah London 30. Steroid holidays: Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt - Nick Gibbs 31. The Souks: Tunis, Tunisia - Kyla Bavin and James Treadwell 32. Mezhyhirya Residence Museum: Novi Petrivtsi, Ukraine - Tereza Østbø Kuldova and Jardar Østbø 33. The great British seaside: various locations, UK - Neil Chakraborti 34. The Biggie mural: Brooklyn, New York, USA - Natasha Pope 35. The Rebus guided tour: Edinburgh, UK - Ian R. Cook and Michael Rowe 36. Volunteer tourism - 'doing it for the 'gram': Cambodia, Southeast Asia - Orlando Woods 37. The Staycation: home - Jack Denham 38. The 'suicide forest': Aokigahara, Japan - Max Hart 39. Pitcairn Island: Pitcairn Islands, Pacific Ocean - Steve Wadley 40. Favela tours: Rio De Janerio, Brazil - Duncan Frankis and Selina Patel Nascimento 41. Skid Row walking tours: Los Angeles, California, USA - Craig Kelly 42. The 2019-2020 anti-extradition protests: Hong Kong - Jane Richards 43. The Maldives: Republic of Maldives, Indian Ocean - Emiline Smith and Oliver Smith 44. Death Road: La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia - Joe Garrihy 45. Vulture brains and muthi markets: Johannesburg, South Africa - Angus Nurse 46. Dark Tourism, ecocide and alpine ski resorts: the Alps, Europe - Oliver Smith 47. Boho Zone: Middlesbrough, UK - Emma Winlow 48. One Hyde Park: London, UK - Rowland Atkinson 49. Amazon warehouse tours: Rugeley, UK or virtual tour - Adam Lynes 50. Disney World: Orlando, Florida, USA - Anthony Lloyd Conclusion - Adam Lynes, Craig Kelly and James Treadwell
A ‘go-to’ guide for anyone interested in crime and deviance-related tourism An informative and concise overview of 50 dark-tourist destinations, ranging from the 9/11 Memorial in New York to the Amsterdam Red Light District An ideal addition to the ever-popular true-crime genre
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