1st Edition

Slavery, Contested Heritage, and Thanatourism

By Graham M.S. Dann, A.V. Seaton Copyright 2001
    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 2002. This book explores the inter-relationship between two discrete and contrasting phenomena: the inglorious history of slavery and modern-day heritage tourism. Recommended reading for those with an interest in the heritage tourism debate and the appropriation of the past as a tourism attraction.

    Chapter 1 Slavery, Contested Heritage and Thanatourism, Graham M. S. Dann, A. V. Seaton; Chapter 2 Slavery, Heritage and Tourism in Ghana, Patience Essah; Chapter 3 Supplanting the Planters: Hawking Heritage in Barbados, Graham M. S. Dann, Robert B. Potter; Chapter 4 The Marketing of Slavery Heritage in the United Kingdom, John G. Beech; Chapter 5 Sources of Slavery-Destinations of Slavery: The Silences and Disclosures of Slavery Heritage in the UK and US, A. V. Seaton; Chapter 6 Aunt Jemima and Uncle Mose Travel the USA: The Marketing of Memory Through Tourist Souvenirs, Kenneth Goings; Chapter 7 Whitewashing Plantations: The Commodification of a Slave-Free Antebellum South, David L. Butler; Chapter 8 Gloria and Anthony Visit a Plantation: History into Heritage at Laura: A Creole Plantation, Elli Lester Roushanzamir, Peggy J. Kreshel; Chapter 9 From Civil War to Civil Rights: Selling Alabama as Heritage Tourism, Glenn T. Eskew;


    Graham M. S. Dann, PhD, obtained his doctorate at the University of Surrey, UK, in 1975. For the next 21 years he taught sociology and engaged in tourism research at the University of the West Indies in Barbados, before taking up his present position as Professor of Tourism at the University of Luton, UK. As well as being a founding member of both the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and the Research Committee on International Tourism of the International Sociological Association, he is on the editorial board of four leading tourism academic journals. A. V. Seaton, PhD, earned a first-class honors degree in the Social Sciences, a Masters in Literature from Oxford University and a PhD in Tourism Marketing from Strathclyde University. For more than 20 years he has taught and researched in the fields of marketing, cultural studies and tourism at five British universities. Between 1992 and 1998 he was Reader in Tourism at the University of Strathclyde and in 1993 founded the Scottish Tourism Research Unit which acted as advisor to governments on cultural tourism and thanatourism. In November 1998, he left Strathclyde to become Whitbread Professor of Tourism Behaviour at the University of Luton.