'Dark Tourism': Reducing Dissonance in the Interpretation of Atrocity at Selected Museums in Washington, D.C.

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'Dark Tourism': Reducing Dissonance in the Interpretation of Atrocity at Selected Museums in Washington, D.C.

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Donald E. Hawkins en_US
dc.contributor.author Kazalarska, Svetla Iliaeva en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-01-21T21:26:02Z
dc.date.available 2005-01-21T21:26:02Z
dc.date.issued 2003-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier.other oai:GWUETD:etd-03192003-191137 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/117
dc.description Degree awarded (2003): MA, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, George Washington University en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis focuses on the issue of dissonance in the interpretation of atrocity at museums and other cultural heritage sites. The existing debates in the field are outlined in an extensive literature review encompassing general and specific references. The basic conceptual framework of the dark tourism phenomenon is elaborated through case studies in Washington D.C., illustrating the variety of interpretative dilemmas faced by museum directors and curators. The cases include the permanent exhibition at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Enola Gay exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian on the Mall. The identified controversies are analyzed, and recommendations for mitigating existing conflicts and suggestions for future research are offered. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Advisory Committee: Prof. Donald E. Hawkins (Chair) en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, George Washington University en_US
dc.rights Access is unrestricted. en_US
dc.subject heritage interpretation en_US
dc.subject heritage dissonance en_US
dc.subject atrocity en_US
dc.subject museums en_US
dc.subject Washington DC en_US
dc.title 'Dark Tourism': Reducing Dissonance in the Interpretation of Atrocity at Selected Museums in Washington, D.C. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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