Other sources: books and articles
There is an ever growing body of literature about dark tourism, mostly academic, but the topic occasionally crops up in papers and magazines too. The latter often paint a negative picture of dark tourism (in the usual "moral panic" fashion - cf. here
), but thankfully there are numerous exceptions too (e.g. this one in German
- from the Austrian tourism magazine "FaktuM" 9/2014).
Now and again there are also non-academic books coming out that are related to dark tourism or pick out sub-categories of it. The academic side, however, provides by far the widest range of reading material on dark tourism in print format (as well as in electronic form, of course).
This is not supposed to be a bibliography, just a short list of selected books that pertain to the general topic of dark tourism
and may thus be of interest to readers of this website (those who want to pursue the academic study of dark tourism are referred to the bibliographies in the relevant scholarly works):
If a title is hyperlinked, clicking on it will open a review of the work in question.
First of all I have to self-advertise my own brand new book:
(this does not link to a review - obviously I couldn't review my own single-authored book - but there's a short description of the book, a photo of the title page and links from where you can order the tome directly from the publishers.)
"Dark Tourism - Reisen zu Orten des Leids, des Schreckens und des Todes" by Albrecht Steinecke, (Tübingen/München:UVK/Narr 2021);
by H. E. Sawyer (Manchester: Headpress, 2018)
“Dark Tourism” by Rebecca Bathory (no place of publication given, Carpet Bombing Culture, 2018)
a gorgeous photo-filled coffee-table book, now sadly out of print
", by Tony Wheeler (Melbourne/Oakland/London: Lonely Planet, 2013)
by Jason Smart (self-published at Smart Travel Publishing, no place of publication given, 2013).
"Hot Spots and Dodgy Places – Travels through North Korea, Sudan and Distant Lands" by Tan Wee Cheng (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2009)