"The Smoke of an Eruption and the Dust of an Earthquake": Dark Tourism, the Sublime, and the Re-animation of the Disaster Location

Jonathan Skinner

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Juxtaposing Antiquity with the Apocalypse, this chapter explores the re-animation of Pompeii as a disaster tourism trope found used, for example, on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. In so doing, this chapter engages with the question of whether or not there is space in dark tourism debate for the natural disaster, and whether or not dark tourism, then, is a relatively new phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781137475657
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Feb 2018

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