Dark tourism: A new, morbid kind of travel

Unknown’Writing for The Guardian, Professor John Lennon explains that “Our motivations are murky and difficult to unravel: a mix of reverence, voyeurism and maybe even the thrill of coming into close proximity with death.” Professor Lennon wrote the aptly named book Dark Tourism in an effort to explain what it is about death and tragedy that so many of us find compelling.…’

Via Big Think

One thought on “Dark tourism: A new, morbid kind of travel

  1. grzz40

    hunh! I thought the usage of ‘prurient’ had broadened enough to cover the same ground but looked it up and found I was wrong. Is there not some word that does? I can taste it but not distinguish it.

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