Dark tourism

Lennon, J. & Foley, M. 2000

Dark Tourism: The Attraction of Death and Disaster, Continuum: London.


Light, D. 2017

‘Progress in dark tourism and thanatourism research: an uneasy relationship in heritage tourism’, Tourism Management, 61: 275-301.


Matečić, I., Rajić Šikanjić, P. & Perinić Lewis, A.  2021

‘The potential of forgotten and hidden Zagreb historical cemeteries in the design of “dark” tourist experiences, Journal of Heritage Tourism, 16:4, 450-468. 

Millán, M., Perez Naranjo, L., Hernandez Rojar, R. & Millan Vazquez de la Torre, M. 2019

‘Cemetery tourism in Southern Spain: an analysis of demand’, Tourism and Hospitality Management, 25:1, 1-16

Millán, M., Vazquez de la Torre, M. & Rojas, R. 2021

Dark tourism in Southern Spain (Córdoba): an analysis of the demand’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18:5, 2740.

Rojek, C. 1993

Ways of Escape: Modern Transformations in Leisure and Travel, Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Stone, P. 2006

‘Dark tourism and significant other death: towards a model of mortality mediation’, Annals of Tourism Research, 39: 3, 1565-1587.


Stone, P. 2006

‘A dark tourism spectrum: towards a typology of death and macabre related tourist sites, attractions and exhibitions’, Tourism, 54: 2, 145-160.


Stone, P. & Sharpley, R. 2008

‘Consuming dark tourism: a thanatological perspective’, Annals of Tourism Research, 35:2, 574-95.

Toussaint, S. & Decrop, A. 2013

‘The Père Lachaise Cemetery: between dark tourism and heterotopic consumption’ in L. White & E. Frew (eds) Dark Tourism and Place Identity: Managing and Interpreting Dark Places, London: Routledge, 13-27.

Young, C. & Light, D. 2016

‘Interrogating spaces of and for the dead as ‘alternative space’: cemeteries, corpses and sites of Dark Tourism’, International Review of Social Research, 6: 2, 61-72.


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