Place identity or place identities: the case of the memorial to the victims of Nanjing (Nanking) Massacre, China

John J. Lennon, Du Wei, David Litteljohn

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Abstract

Book abstract: Dark Tourism, including visitation to places such as murder sites, battlefields and cemeteries is a growing phenomenon, as well as an emergent area of scholarly interest. Despite this interest, the intersecting domains of dark tourism and place identity have been largely overlooked in the academic literature and this book aims to fill this void.
The three main themes of Visitor Motivation, Destination Management and Place Interpretation are addressed in this book from both a demand and supply perspective by examining a variety of case studies from around the world. This edited volume takes the dark tourism discussion to another level by reinforcing the critical intersecting domains of dark tourism and place identity and, in particular, highlighting the importance of understanding this connection for visitors and destination managers.
Written by leading academics in the area, this stimulating volume of 19 chapters will be valuable reading for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in a range of discipline areas; researchers and academics interested in dark tourism; and, other interested stakeholders including those in the tourism industry, government bodies and community groups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDark Tourism and Place Identity: Managing and Interpreting Dark Places
EditorsLeanne White, Elspeth Frew
PublisherRoutledge
Pages46-59
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic) 9780203134900
ISBN (Print)9780415809658
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Publication series

NameContemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

Keywords

  • Nanking Massacre
  • atrocities
  • dark tourism
  • China
  • memorials

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    Lennon, J. J., Wei, D., & Litteljohn, D. (2013). Place identity or place identities: the case of the memorial to the victims of Nanjing (Nanking) Massacre, China. In L. White, & E. Frew (Eds.), Dark Tourism and Place Identity: Managing and Interpreting Dark Places (pp. 46-59). (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility). Routledge . http://www.tandfebooks.com/isbn/9780203134900