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Progress in dark tourism and thanatourism research: An uneasy relationship with heritage tourism
This paper reviews academic research into dark tourism and thanatourism over the 1996–2016 period. The aims of this paper are threefold. First, it reviews the evolution of the concepts of darkExpand
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Gazing on communism: Heritage tourism and post-communist identities in Germany, Hungary and Romania
This paper considers 'communist heritage' tourism (that is, the consumption of sites and sights associated with the former communist regimes) in contemporary Central and Eastern Europe. As one formExpand
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DRACULA TOURISM IN ROMANIA Cultural Identity and the State
Abstract The state plays an important role in tourism development, in planning and policymaking, and also as the arbiter of cultural meanings. States choose to encourage forms of tourism that areExpand
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‘Facing the future’: tourism and identity-building in post-socialist Romania
  • D. Light
  • Political Science
  • 1 November 2001
Abstract Tourism is an important component of the process of identity-building, representing one way in which a country can seek to project a particular self-image to the wider internationalExpand
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Understanding the politics of heritage
This is one of three books in a series entitled Understanding global heritage published jointly by the Manchester University Press and the Open University. It explores the political role of heritageExpand
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An Unwanted Past: contemporary tourism and the heritage of communism in Romania
This paper considers how the legacy of communism and revolution has become the focus of interest among Western tourists in post-communist Bucharest. It argues that 'communist heritage' tourism - theExpand
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Street names in Bucharest, 1990-1997: exploring the modern historical geographies of post-socialist change
Abstract The renaming of streets is a significant, if often overlooked, aspect of post-socialist change in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Such renamings are one manifestationExpand
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European Union enlargement, post-accession migration and imaginative geographies of the ‘New Europe’: media discourses in Romania and the United Kingdom
This paper is concerned with re-imaginings of ‘Europe’ following the accession to the European Union (EU) of former ‘Eastern European’ countries. In particular it explores media representations ofExpand
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Visitors' use of interpretive media at heritage sites.
Although heritage interpretation is a central component of the modern heritage industry there has been relatively little concern with how visitors to heritage sites make use of interpretive media.Expand
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Characteristics of the audience for 'events' at a heritage site.
Abstract This paper reports a case study of the characteristics of visitors to special ‘events’ (in this case historical re-enactments) at a heritage site (Caerphilly Castle) in South Wales. ByExpand
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