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Picturing Experience: A Tourist-Centered Perspective on Commemorative Historical Sites

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Picturing Experience: A Tourist-Centered Perspective on Commemorative Historical Sites
Picturing Experience: A Tourist-Centred Perspective on Commemorative Historical SitesJoySather-WagstaffNorth Dakota State University, USA, joy.sather-wagstaff@ndsu.edu8SAGE Publications, Inc.
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Picturing Experience: A Tourist-Centred Perspective on Commemorative Historical Sites,JoySather-WagstaffTourist Studies,8(1)(2008):77–103.Published by SAGE Publications Ltd. Reprinted with permission.

While research on commemorative historical sites addresses the commodification of tragedy and the ethics of representing violent events for tourist consumption, the experiences of tourists who visit these sites are conspicuously absent. Because of this omission, our understanding of the individual and collective social significance of actual travel to commemorative places for a ‘heritage that hurts’ is incomplete. As a means to address these concerns, this article presents how ...

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