Tourism as a Form of New Psychological Resilience: The Inception of Dark Tourism

CULTUR - Revista de Cultura e Turismo, 6(4), pp. 56-71

12 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2012 Last revised: 11 Nov 2012

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Maximiliano Emanuel Korstanje

University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Varna University of Management (VUM); Zangador

Date Written: October 29, 2012

Abstract

Tourism industry is considered as an activity based on higher tolerance to frustration, in other terms as a resilient industry. At some extent, the diverse threats that impinge on tourism in late modernity not only did not alter its logic, but strengthened its presence worldwide. Concepts as dark tourism or thanatourism started to be adopted and applied in tourism-related research. Nonetheless, these studies are not interested in revealing neither the anthropological roots of the issue nor the representation of founding trauma (as sacralisation of the dead). Natural and made-man disasters give lessons to communities that are rechanneled by means of mythical mechanism of resiliency. Tourism, from our end, does not seem to be a resilient industry but it works as a mechanism (one among many others) society develops to intellectualise the disaster.

Keywords: disaster, trauma, death, society, tourism

Suggested Citation

Korstanje, Maximiliano Emanuel and Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov, Tourism as a Form of New Psychological Resilience: The Inception of Dark Tourism (October 29, 2012). CULTUR - Revista de Cultura e Turismo, 6(4), pp. 56-71 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2168400 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2168400

Maximiliano Emanuel Korstanje

University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina ( email )

Mario Bravo 1050
Buenos Aires, 1174
Argentina

HOME PAGE: http://palermo.academia.edu/MaximilianoEKorstanje

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

13 Oborishte Street
Varna, 9000
Bulgaria
+359 898 680713 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.vumk.eu

Zangador ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

HOME PAGE: http://www.zangador.eu

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