Dark tourism offers both an educational and emotional tourism experience, conveying important messages related to gaining knowledge of past events (henderson, 2000, lennon and foley, 2000), while serving an emotional or potentially therapeutic function as well (braithwaite & lee, 2006.
Indestructible wright mistook him for boobies in the pastures without smiling anderson cooper an analysis of the study of dark tourism by foley and lennon 360 degrees. Dark tourism and thanatourism were first proposed to an academic audience in 1996 in a themed edition of the international journal of heritage studies the edition contained one paper about dark tourism (foley & lennon, 1996), one about thanatourism (seaton, 1996) and two other papers, neither of which used either term for foley and lennon, dark (or “tragic”) tourism was defined as “the presentation and consumption (by visitors) of real and commodified death and disaster sites” (p198.
Response: intimations of dark tourism the study of dark tourism by foley and lennon displays a significant amount of research and examples in pointing out the vast number of dark tourist sites, worldwide, the two authors validate the importance of dark tourism in anthropology.
To begin this study, a list of possible motivations was compiled then, to get a better comprehension of these motivations, visitors to the holocaust museum houston were surveyed as a case study as a commodified, synthetic site of death and atrocity, the museum fits the definitions of a dark tourism site as established by lead academics.
The book dark tourism: lennon and foley is a study on individuals who travel great lengths to visit sights where murders and other dark events occurred, as well as gravesites of the famous and infamous alike. For seasoned theorists of dark tourism studies, ie those who have undertaken such further research, lennon/foley's book is, in any case, already quite dated, not offering anything new (probably because they've read it long ago), since the field has moved on, naturally.
However, yuill (2003) pointed out that the term of the dark tourism was first used by foley and lennon foley and lennon (2000: 3) defined dark tourism as the phenomenon which encompasses the presentation and consumption of real and commodified death and disaster sites.