Dark Tourism

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Shining Light on Dark Tourism
What is 'Dark Tourism'?

Dark tourism as an academic field of study is where death education and tourism studies collide and, as such, can shine critical light on the social reality of death. It is now a recognisable field of academic study, which include interdisciplinary perspectives of the ‘darker side of travel’ in sociology, history, anthropology, museology, cultural studies, geography, thanatology, and business management.


Dark tourism can also reveal tensions in cultural memory, interpretation and authenticity, and political and moral dilemmas in remembering our ‘heritage that hurts’. Dark tourism is also a recognised international research brand in which scholars and students from around the world can locate and analyse a diverse range of death-related visitor sites and tourist experiences.

What is ‘Current Issues in Dark Tourism Research’?

We are an online journal platform. We retail directly a range of original research papers and presentations by internationally recognized authors in their respective subject fields. Our papers and presentations address critical themes, issues, and consequences of dark tourism. All our papers and research items are original to or adapted for Current Issues in Dark Tourism Research and cannot be found elsewhere.

Who are the target readers of ‘Current Issues in Dark Tourism Research’?

Our research papers are typically aimed at college students, undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as professional researchers, scholars and journalists. Our articles aim to help you in your own related research. All our research papers and items are written in (UK) English.


Is Current Issues in Dark Tourism Research associated with the Institute for Dark Tourism Research (iDTR)?

No. Current Issues in Dark Tourism Research is a privately funded venture brought to you by INKPOT AssociatesThe iDTR and UCLan have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for Current Issues in Dark Tourism Research and activities thereof. While Dr Philip Stone is currently our Journal Editor, Current Issues in Dark Tourism Research is not associated with the iDTR and remains the remit of INKPOT Associates and its corporate policies


Are the papers available via Current Issues in Dark Tourism Research peer-reviewed?

Our papers and other research items at Current Issues in Dark Tourism Research are original and have been compiled and written by research-active academics. All our authors have published and continue to publish in peer-reviewed international academic journals. Many of our authors are internationally recognised for their expertise in their respective subject field.


As we are a contemporary online journal platform, we do not operate a peer-review process. Instead, our quality assurance ensure our papers undergo a systematic and rigorous editorial and production process before being offered to you. 


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Your purchased paper and/or document will be sent as a download link direct to the email address you give us within 72 hours of your transaction. Typically, your document will be automatically released just moments after your transaction has been confirmed. A download link to your paper/presentation will appear in the 'Thank You' page after you have completed your transaction. In order for us to deliver your document item(s), it is very important that you provide us a correct email address.  


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Can I pass off research papers and presentations as my own from Current Issues in Dark Tourism Research?

No. All our research paper and presentations are copyrighted to the original author. To pass off our research as your own is plagiarism or ‘academic theft’. All our research papers are governed by copyright law.


However, you can cite, paraphrase or quote any of our research in the usual academic fashion. You should always provide credit to the original author for any indirect idea or direct quotation you may use in your own work. We encourage you to cite and reference our work in your own studies. Our aim is for our research to help you in your own studies, to provide viewpoints and to provoke critical thought and debate. All our article have suggested citations. 


If you have purchased any of our PowerPoint Presentations, then you may adapt these for your own usage, but you should always display credit to the original source.  


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Can I share the paper(s) I purchase from Current Issues in Dark Tourism Research?

No. Our research papers and documents are strictly intended for the sole and exclusive use of the purchaser. You CANNOT share our work in full or in part or in any format whatsoever. You CANNOT share our work through online or off-line peer-to-peer networks. And, you CANNOT use or adapt any of our items for commercial use.


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