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The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introduction: Prison Tourism in Context
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    Chapter 2 Iconic Power, Dark Tourism, and the Spectacle of Suffering
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    Chapter 3 Remembering and Forgetting the Gulag: Prison Tourism Across the Post-Soviet Region
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    Chapter 4 “A Funny Place” for a Prison: Coastal Beauty, Tourism, and Interpreting the Complex Dualities of Trial Bay Gaol, Australia
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    Chapter 5 Juxtaposing Prison and Other Carceral Sites: Interrogating Taxonomic Differences and Empathetic Possibilities
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    Chapter 6 Mapping the Labyrinth: Preliminary Thoughts on the Definition of “Prison Museum”
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    Chapter 7 Screening Tourist Encounters: Penal Spectatorship and the Visual Cultures of Auschwitz
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    Chapter 8 Penal Optics and the Struggle for the Right to Look: Visuality and Prison Tourism in the Carceral Era
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    Chapter 9 Layers of Violence: Coal Mining, Convict Leasing, and Carceral Tourism in Central Appalachia
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    Chapter 10 Rottnest or Wadjemup: Tourism and the Forgetting of Aboriginal Incarceration and the Pre-colonial History of Rottnest Island
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    Chapter 11 Taiwan’s Former Political Prisons: From Incarceration to Curation
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    Chapter 12 Representing the Maze/Long Kesh Prison in Northern Ireland: Conflict Resolution Centre and Tourist Draw or Trojan Horse in a Culture War?
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    Chapter 13 The “Kresty” Prison and Tourism: The Past, the Present, and the Future
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    Chapter 14 Prisons, Tourism, and Symbolism: Reflecting (on) the Past, Present, and Future of South Africa
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    Chapter 15 Rocking the Boat: The Hay Gaol Museum and the Disruptive Narratives of Forgotten Australians
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    Chapter 16 Vagabonds and Rogues: The Prison Writing of Aboriginal Author Graeme Dixon and the Role of Literary Witnessing of Incarceration in Australian Prison Tourism
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    Chapter 17 City of Women: The Old Melbourne Gaol and a Gender-specific Interpretation of Urban Life
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    Chapter 18 Constructed Inmates: Gender Constructions, Material Culture, and the Lived Experiences of Women in Fremantle Prison
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    Chapter 19 Commemorating Captive Women: Representations of Criminalized and Incarcerated Women in Canadian Penal History Museums
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    Chapter 20 From Shame to Fame: “Celebrity” Prisoners and Canadian Prison Museums
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    Chapter 21 Haunting Encounters at Canadian Penal History Museums
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    Chapter 22 In the Steps of Monte Cristo and the “Last Queen of France”: The French Revolution, Literature and Tourism
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    Chapter 23 Penal Tourism and the Paradox of (In)Humane Punishment
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    Chapter 24 Representing Political Oppression: The Stasi Prison as an Edifice of Cultural Memory in Modern Berlin
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    Chapter 25 Punishment as Sublime Edutainment: “Horrid Spectacles” at the Prison Museum
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    Chapter 26 Representations of Capital Punishment in Canadian Penal History Museums
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    Chapter 27 Ghost Hunting in Prison: Contemplating Death through Sites of Incarceration and the Commodification of the Penal Past
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    Chapter 28 Don’t Mess with Texas: Stories of Punishment from Lone Star Museums
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    Chapter 29 Empire and Its Aftermath in Four (Post)Colonial Settings
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    Chapter 30 Journeying Towards New Methods in Prison Tourism Research: Mobilizing Penal Histories at the Convict Ship Exhibition
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    Chapter 31 Remembering and Representing Imprisonment in Postcolonial Cities: Decommissioned Prisons in East Asia
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    Chapter 32 Penal Tourism of the Carceral Other as Colonial Narrative
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    Chapter 33 Reversing Criminology’s White Gaze: As Lombroso’s Disembodied Head Peers Through a Glass Jar in a Museum Foreshadowed by Sara Baartman’s Ghost
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    Chapter 34 Penal Transportation, Family History, and Convict Tourism
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    Chapter 35 Inventing a Colonial Dark Tourism Site: The Derby Boab “Prison Tree”
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    Chapter 36 Explorations in Banality: Prison Tourism at the Old Melbourne Gaol
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    Chapter 37 Visitor Experiences at Prison Museums: Fremantle Prison, Robben Island Museum, and Eastern State Penitentiary
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    Chapter 38 Execution on Display: Visitor Reactions to Texas’ Electric Chair
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    Chapter 39 In Their Own Words: Incorporating Graffiti into the Tourist Experience at the Adelaide Gaol
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    Chapter 40 Interpretive Programing on Alcatraz Island: Balancing Increasing Demand, Changing Demographics and Preservation Priorities
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    Chapter 41 “Cannibals and Convicts”: Australian Travel Writing About New Caledonia
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    Chapter 42 The Backpacker’s Guide to the Prison: (In)Formalizing Prison Boundaries in Latin America
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    Chapter 43 The Prison Tour as a Pedagogical Tool: Challenges and Opportunities
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    Chapter 44 Touring Operational Carceral Facilities as a Pedagogical Tool: An Ethical Inquiry
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    Chapter 45 Why and How Prison Museums/Tourism Contribute to the Normalization of the Carceral/Shadow Carceral State: The Primacy of Economic Realities
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    Chapter 46 Punitive Healing and Penal Relics: Indigenous Prison Labour and the (Re)production of Cultural Artefacts
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    Chapter 47 Developing Pedagogies of Human Rights and Social Justice in the Prison Museum
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    Chapter 48 Sport, Spectacle and Carceral Othering: The Angola Prison Rodeo and the Prison View Golf Course
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    Chapter 49 Erratum to: “Representing the Maze/Long Kesh Prison in Northern Ireland: Conflict Resolution Centre and Tourist Draw or Trojan Horse in a Culture War?”
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Chapter title
Empire and Its Aftermath in Four (Post)Colonial Settings
Chapter number 29
Book title
The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism
Published by
Palgrave Macmillan UK, January 2017
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-56135-0_29
Book ISBNs
978-1-137-56134-3, 978-1-137-56135-0

Clare Anderson, Eureka Henrich, Sarah Longair, Katherine Roscoe


Jacqueline Z. Wilson, Sarah Hodgkinson, Justin Piché, Kevin Walby

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Country Count As %
Unknown 4 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Lecturer 1 25%
Other 1 25%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 25%
Unknown 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 2 50%
Arts and Humanities 1 25%
Unknown 1 25%