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dark tourism -- aka black tourism, thanatourism, or grief tourism -- is in rn. it’s the controversial practice of visiting sites of death, suffering, and tragedy -- tourismteacher.com
dark tourism.
tourism teacher
dark tourism -- aka black tourism, thanatourism, or grief tourism -- is in rn. it’s the controversial practice of visiting sites of death, suffering, and tragedy -- tourismteacher.com
winging the world
winging-the-world: the dark tourism world is wide and varied -- think poverty, war, disaster, genocide, holocaust, true crime, medical disasters, graves, and more
wapo
wapo: it isn’t a new thing -- dark tourism has been going on for centuries. but new documentaries about disasters and morbid pieces of history made dark tourism more popular
thetravel.com
thetravel.com: maybe dark tourism is popular now bc people feel we’re living in dark times today! and it might help put life into perspective
conversation mag
the conversation mag agrees on the perspective point: dark tourism is important for understanding and learning from the darker parts of history
conversation mag
but in another piece, the conversation mag counsels caution: dark tourism can be problematic and exploitative if not handled with respect
where the road forks
according to where-the-road-forks, a lot of diff factors affect whether it’s ethical to visit a dark tourist site -- like the site itself, the way it’s presented to the visitors, who profits from visitors, and how new the site is
inside the travel lab
inside-the-travel-lab says these places of suffering exist, that’s something you can’t change. but if you *do* choose to visit them, make sure you’re there for the right reasons
cultura obscura
cultura-obscura thinks dark tourism is important and shouldn’t be controversial: tourism isn’t bad, but people can be
YouTube
one of the shows that brought a new audience to dark tourism is “dark tourist” on netflix. check out the trailer here
youtube
another show that inspired dark tourism is hbo’s series about the chernobyl disaster. check it out here
forbes
forbes compiled a list of some of the world’s darkest places to visit. it includes places like alcatraz, auschwitz-birkenau, and the 9/11 memorial
ttrweekly
and this dark tourism site from ww2 in malaysia wants the visitors to engage w/ the site and create their own historical understandings -- ttrweekly.com
dark tourism
want more dark tourism? there’s a whole community surrounding the practice, w/ its own website full of advice and guides for over 1000 dark tourism sites in over 115 countries. check it out here
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