Tourism & death

Pratt, Stephen, Tolkach, Denis, and Kirillova, Ksenia (2019) Tourism & death. Annals of Tourism Research, 78. 102758.

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Although death is an inevitable part of life, tourism scholarship has not comprehensibly engaged with this concept. Death-related tourism literature has focused disproportionally on places and experiences of dark tourism, leaving a vast array of other dying-related tourism discourses at the periphery. Drawing on anthropological and existential conceptualisations of death, we develop an all-encompassing theoretical framework comprised of four dimensions: Perspective, Intention, Number, and Involvement. Supported by existing studies, mass media reports, and other secondary data, we demonstrate that the interplay between death and tourism is complex and involves a range of events, tourists' behaviors and experiences. The conclusion proposes future research directions at the intersection of death and tourism.

Item ID: 63289
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-7722
Keywords: Death; Dying; Dark tourism; Suicide tourism; Existentialism; Anthropology of death
Copyright Information: © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 23:18
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience @ 70%
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500399 Philosophy not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 70%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies @ 30%
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