Legend-Tripping in Spooky Spaces: Ghost Tourism and Infrastructures of Enchantment

@article{Holloway2010LegendTrippingIS,
  title={Legend-Tripping in Spooky Spaces: Ghost Tourism and Infrastructures of Enchantment},
  author={J. Holloway},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  year={2010},
  volume={28},
  pages={618 - 637}
}
  • J. Holloway
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
This paper investigates the increasingly popular practice of ghost tourism comprising urban ghost tours and organised paranormal investigations. Set in the context of modern forms of enchantment, wherein audiences engage in a knowing and reflexive sense of ‘delight without delusion’, the paper explores the various infrastructures, (discursive, affective, and material) that engender a sense of supernatural possibility. I argue that practices of legend-telling, legend-tripping, ostension, and… Expand
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