This chapter sketches out an overview of thanatourism's progress in the UK and the USA including its academic development, the moral panic that has surrounded it in the media, the debate about its motivations, its political and ideological effects, and its future, including the question as to whether it can properly be categorized as a single entity.
- dark tourism
- tourism theory
- moral panics
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