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Shades of Dark Tourism. Alcatraz and Robben Island

Strange, Carolyn; Kempa, Michael


Former sites of punishment and incarceration have become a popular tourist experience as defunct prisons are converted into museums or heritage sites. Among the most prominent are Alcatraz in the United States, and Robben Island in South Africa. While some theorists might categorize such practices as "dark tourism," this paper argues for an analysis that accounts for the multiple shades of penal history marketing and interpretation. Drawing on policy documents, onsite observations, tourist...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Tourism Research
DOI: 10.1016/S0160-7383(02)00102-0


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