Book Title : The Darker Side of Travel

the darker side of travel

Release Date : 2009-08-25
ISBN Code : 1845412478
Book Author : Prof. Richard Sharpley
Book Publisher : Channel View Publications
Total Pages : 296

Book Summary :

Over the last decade, the concept of dark tourism has attracted growing academic interest and media attention. Nevertheless, perspectives on and understanding of dark tourism remain varied and theoretically fragile whilst, to date, no single book has attempted to draw together the conceptual themes and debates surrounding dark tourism, to explore it within wider disciplinary contexts and to establish a more informed relationship between the theory and practice of dark tourism. This book meets the undoubted need for such a volume by providing a contemporary and comprehensive analysis of dark tourism.

Book Title : Writing the Dark Side of Travel

writing the dark side of travel

Release Date : 2012
ISBN Code : 9780857453419
Book Author : Jonathan Skinner
Book Publisher : Berghahn Books
Total Pages : 209

Book Summary :

The travel experience filled with personal trauma; the pilgrimage through a war-torn place; the journey with those suffering: these represent the darker sides of travel. What is their allure and how are they represented? This volume takes an ethnographic and interdisciplinary approach to explore the writings and texts of dark journeys and travels. In traveling over the dead, amongst the dying, and alongside the suffering, the authors give us a tour of humanity's violence and misery. And yet, from this dark side, there comes great beauty and poignancy in the characterization of plight; creativity in the comic, graphic, and graffiti sketches and comments on life; and the sense of profound and spiritual journeys being undertaken, recorded, and memorialized. Jonathan Skinner is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of "Before the Volcano: Reverberations of Identity on Montserrat" (Arawak Publications 2004), and co-editor of "Managing Island Life" (University of Abertay Press 2006) and "Great Expectations: Imagination and Anticipation in Tourism" (Berghahn 2011).

Book Title :

Release Date : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9785457925632
Book Author : Харпер Ли
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Продолжение легендарного романа Харпер Ли «Убить пересмешника...»...Непростые тридцатые годы остались в прошлом. На смену им пришли «золотые» пятидесятые. Выросли дети, состарились взрослые. Повзрослевшая Джин-Луиза возвращается в родной город навестить больного отца. Но что ждет ее там? Как изменились те, с кем прошло ее детство?..

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Release Date : 2015-12-22
ISBN Code : 9785457490024
Book Author : Джейн Остин
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages : 912

Book Summary :

«Мэнсфилд-Парк» – шикарная загородная резиденция сэра Томаса Бертрама. В этом бастионе британской аристократии 18 века проживает его семья. И здесь же воспитывается Фанни Прайс, бедная родственница Бертрамов. Умная и прилежная, она лишена материнского тепла и заботы, и по-настоящему дружна только со своим кузеном Эдмундом. Через несколько лет Фанни превращается в очаровательную девушку и должна решить: выбрать ли ей благополучие или последовать зову сердца...

Book Title : The Dark Side of Shakespeare

the dark side of shakespeare

Release Date : 2002
ISBN Code : 9780595247776
Book Author : W. Ron Hess
Book Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 620

Book Summary :

"Plunging into the complexities of Elizabethan history, Hess raises a host of provocative questions about Shakespeare's identity and the controversial character of the 17th earl of Oxford, the leading candidate for authorship honors. Wide reading informs his answers, and he doesn't shy from proposing linkages, motivations and ingenious theories to make sense of the historical records and answer the many questions about Oxford's life. His work on Don Juan of Austria may well prove to have opened a new perspective on that military leader's connection to Shakespeare." -Richard F. Whalen, author, Shakespeare: Who Was He? "The Dark Side of Shakespeare is an original and stimulating book that takes the authorship debate in unexpected new directions. Even those who reject its conclusions will find plenty to think about." -Joseph Sobran, author, "Alias Shakespeare"

Book Title :

Release Date : 2010
ISBN Code : 5699391290
Book Author : Джеральд Даррелл
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 382

Book Summary :

Автобиографическая повесть "Моя семья и другие звери" Джеральда Даррелла открывает трилогию о детстве писателя-натуралиста, проведенном на греческом острове Корфу

Book Title : Research Themes for Tourism

research themes for tourism

Release Date : 2011
ISBN Code : 9781845936846
Book Author : Peter Robinson
Book Publisher : CABI
Total Pages : 300

Book Summary :

This book introduces a broad range of themes within tourism research. As such, it seeks to provide some explanation and contextualization of each topic, supported by applied case studies (where appropriate), international examples and detailed discourse around some of the current contemporary debates in tourism management. The book consists of 20 major chapters on the different types of tourism.

Book Title : Travel Writing

travel writing

Release Date : 2002
ISBN Code : 0415938937
Book Author : Casey Blanton
Book Publisher : Psychology Press
Total Pages : 148

Book Summary :

Following the genre's development from classical times to the present, "Travel Writing: The Self and the World" shows how it has evolved and changed, yet is always centered on encounters between the self and the other and the mediation between the familiar and the foreign. Emphasis is placed on Anglo-American travel writing since the 18th century. Identifying significant theoretical and critical contributions to the field, Casey Blanton presents an engaging historical overview of travel writing and provides close readings of exemplary texts by six major figures: James Boswell, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, V.S. Naipaul, and Bruce Chatwin.

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Release Date : 2015-02-18
ISBN Code : 9785457176676
Book Author : Эрих Фромм
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages : 155

Book Summary :

Эрих Фромм – крупнейший мыслитель ХХ века, один из великой когорты «философов от психологии» и духовный лидер Франкфуртской социологической школы.Труды Эриха Фромма актуальны всегда, ибо основной темой его исследований было раскрытие человеческой сущности как реализации продуктивного, жизнетворческого начала.

Book Title : Thanatourism


Release Date : 2015-09-30
ISBN Code : 191015833X
Book Author : Tony Johnston
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

Thanatourism, or dark tourism, is an increasingly pervasive feature of the contemporary tourism landscape. Travel to have actual or symbolic ‘encounters with death’ is not a new phenomenon and is now one of the fastest growing areas for debate and research in the study of Tourism. Thanatourism is an important new overview of the growing field. It introduces more rigorous scholarship, new philosophical perspectives and a wealth of empirical material on the contemporary and historical consumption of death with case studies designed to stretch and challenge current discourse. Contexts presented in the book will include- • well known religious sites • battlefield locations • genocide camps •lesser known exhibition centres and a plague site. It takes a broad methodological approach and discusses both research and teaching approaches in thanatourism as well as acknowledging its emotive nature. It is an essential new resource for all those who research or teach in the area as well as for upper level students.

Book Title : Death Dying and Bereavement

death dying and bereavement

Release Date : 2014-11-07
ISBN Code : 9780826171429
Book Author : Judith M. Stillion, PhD, CT
Book Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages : 428

Book Summary :

Delivers the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners in the death and dying movement from its inception to the present. Written by luminaries who have shaped the field, this capstone book distills the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners who together have nearly a millennium of experience in the death and dying movement. The book bears witness to the evolution of the movement and presents the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and major contributors past and present. Its chapters address contemporary intellectual, institutional, and practice developments in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral practice; death education; and caring of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized. With a breadth and depth found in no other text on death, dying, and bereavement, the book disseminates the thinking of prominent authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters discuss the most significant facets of early development, review important current work, and assess major challenges and hopes for the future in the areas of their expertise. A substantial chronology of important milestones in the contemporary movement introduces the book, frames the chapters to follow, and provides guidance for further, in-depth reading. The book first focuses on the interdisciplinary intellectual achievements that have formed the foundation of the field of thanatology. The section on institutional innovations encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the dying and their families; funeral service; and death education. The section on practices addresses approaches to counseling and providing support for individuals, families, and communities on issues related to dying, bereavement, suicide, trauma, disaster, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies challenges and looks toward future developments that promise to sustain, further enrich, and strengthen the movement. KEY FEATURES: Distills the wisdom of pioneers in and major contributors to the contemporary death, dying, and bereavement movement Includes living witness accounts of the movement's evolution and important milestones Presents the best contemporary thinking in thanatology Describes contemporary institutional developments in hospice and palliative care, funeral practice, and death education Illuminates best practices in care of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized

Book Title : William Corder and the Red Barn Murder

william corder and the red barn murder

Release Date : 2014-08-18
ISBN Code : 9781137439390
Book Author : S. McCorristine
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 112

Book Summary :

This study reassesses the criminal body from sentencing to execution and afterlife, using the nineteenth-century Red Barn murder as a case study. Positioned within the burgeoning field of medical humanities, it places culture and power at the centre of debates surrounding criminal justice and public punishment.

Book Title : Southeastern Geographer

southeastern geographer

Release Date : 2013-06-01
ISBN Code : 9781469609010
Book Author : David M. Cochran Jr.
Book Publisher : UNC Press Books
Total Pages : 233

Book Summary :

Table of Contents for Volume 53, Number 2 (Summer 2013) Cover Art Sleeping Kudzu J. O. Joby Bass Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 53, Number 2 David M. Cochran and Carl A. Reese Part I: Papers Recovering Destination from Devastation: Tourism, Image, and Economy Along the Hurricane Coasts Ronald L. Schumann, III Foreign-born Latino Labor Market Concentration in Six Metropolitan Areas in the U.S. South Sara Gleave and Qingfang Wang Downstream Trends in Grain Size, Angularity, and Sorting of Channel-Bed and Bank Deposits in a Coastal Plain Sand-Bed River: the Pascagoula River System, Mississippi, USA Zachary A. Musselman and Allison M. Tarbox Displacement and the Racial State in Olympic Atlanta, 1990–1996 Seth Gustafson Pentagon Contracts and Dixie Barney Warf Part II: Reviews Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades Laura A. Ogden Reviewed by Scott H. Markwith Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi Timothy R. Pauketat Reviewed by William I. Woods

Book Title : Tourist Experience

tourist experience

Release Date : 2010-10-04
ISBN Code : 9781135146696
Book Author : Richard Sharpley
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

To consume tourism is to consume experiences. An understanding of the ways in which tourists experience the places and people they visit is therefore fundamental to the study of the consumption of tourism. Consequently, it is not surprising that attention has long been paid in the tourism literature to particular perspectives on the tourist experience, including demand factors, tourist motivation, typologies of tourists and issues related to authenticity, commodification, image and perception. However, as tourism has continued to expand in both scale and scope, and as tourists’ needs and expectations have become more diverse and complex in response to transformations in the dynamic socio-cultural world of tourism, so too have tourist experiences. Tourist Experience provides a focused analysis into tourist experiences that reflect their ever-increasing diversity and complexity, and their significance and meaning to tourists themselves. Written by leading international scholars, it offers new insights into emergent behaviours, motivations and sought meanings on the part of tourists based on five contemporary themes determined by current research activity in tourism experience: dark tourism experiences, experiencing poor places, sport tourism experiences, writing the tourist experience and researching tourist experiences: methodological approaches. The book critically explores these experiences from multidisciplinary perspectives and includes case studies from a wide range of geographical regions. By analyzing these contemporary tourist experiences, the book will provide further understanding of the consumption of tourism.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2015-09-30
ISBN Code : 9785389104372
Book Author : Уильям Гибсон
Book Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
Total Pages : 384

Book Summary :

Уильям Гибсон прославился трилогией «Киберпространство» («Нейромант», «Граф Ноль», «Мона Лиза овердрайв»), ставшей краеугольным камнем киберпанка и определившей лицо современной литературы на десятилетия вперед. Но очень быстро жанровому революционеру стали тесны рамки любого жанра — и за совместной с Брюсом Стерлингом стимпанк-эпопеей «Машина различий» последовали «Трилогия Моста», действие которой происходит в своего рода альтернативном настоящем, и «Трилогия „Синего муравья“», начатая романом «Распознавание образов». Кейс Поллард — своего рода рыночный эксперт, она зарабатывает на жизнь, консультируя рекламные и маркетинговые агентства. Ее услугами пользуются ведущие игроки рынка: Поллард обладает уникальным чутьем на дизайн торговых марок и знаков. Об обратной стороне ее способностей знают только родственники и личный психиатр. Кейс страдает от уникального расстройства психики: навязчивая торговая символика и реклама вызывают у нее приступы страха. Но главный смысл жизни Кейс заключается в обсуждении фрагментов кинофильма, которые анонимный автор регулярно выгружает в Сеть на всеобщее обозрение. Дело принимает неожиданный оборот, когда Кейс получает задание найти автора фрагментов, вокруг которых успел сложиться настоящий культ...

Book Title : Hygge


Release Date : 2016-12-16
ISBN Code : 9785389125575
Book Author : Майк Викинг
Book Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

В Рейтинге стран мира по уровню счастья ООН датчане регулярно занимают первое место. Но как им удается радоваться жизни, когда за окном скверная погода, день так короток, что его и не заметишь, а на работе нескончаемый аврал? Для этого у датчан имеется собственная жизненная философия, которая укладывается в несколько немудреных правил, позволяющих создать атмосферу покоя, тепла и дружелюбия, — хюгге. О том, что это такое, рассказывает в своей книге Майк Викинг, основатель и руководитель знаменитого Института исследования счастья в Копенгагене.

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Release Date : 2015-01-21
ISBN Code : 9785457169210
Book Author : Нил Гейман
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages : 600

Book Summary :

Под улицами Лондона существует мир, о котором большинство людей и не подозревает. В нем слово становится настоящей силой. Туда можно попасть, только открыв Дверь. Этот мир полон опасностей, населен святыми и монстрами, убийцами и ангелами...

Book Title : The Dark Side of Light

the dark side of light

Release Date : 2010-08-01
ISBN Code : 0979566363
Book Author : Susan D. Kalior
Book Publisher : Blue Wing Publications, Workshops, and Lectures
Total Pages : 616

Book Summary :

Shallee, a PhD social activist in the twenty-first century, has disrupted the harmful social programming instigated by Raymond Mackelvie, a powerful business magnate who has been controlling the masses for decades. Hence, Mackelvie sets out to destroy her. Interestingly, her circumstance parallels a ninth-century past life that has always haunted her. In that life, her royal family, trying to unite Denmark, was overthrown and slaughtered by the Curonian, Droghan. Tumbling through time, Shallee finds herself in that past, two years after she died. She meets up with the warrior, Shokane, who once loved her. Together they plot to restore Denmark, fighting for heart on a perilous adventure into the dark side of light. Black magic abounds and mythical beings arise in this riveting suspense where multi-dimensional realities bleed together to reshape a fate that hinges on a romance transcendent of time and space.

Book Title : Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership

overcoming the dark side of leadership

Release Date : 2007-11-01
ISBN Code : 9781441200556
Book Author : Gary L. McIntosh
Book Publisher : Baker Books
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

The Christian world has been rocked by the number of prominent leaders, in both church and parachurch organizations, who have been compromised by moral, ethical, and theological failures. This pace-setting volume addresses this alarming problem and offers Christian leaders valuable guidance in dealing with the inherent risks of their work. Using biblical and current examples, the authors describe the characteristics of five types of leaders and the problems that are most likely to develop if their particular dysfunctions develop unrestrained. McIntosh and Rima offer a series of steps for leaders to consider so they can take control of their dark side and learn to harness its creative powers. This edition includes a new introduction, updated information throughout, a self-assessment tool, and other additional material. Includes endorsements from John Maxwell, Leighton Ford, Leith Anderson, and Rob Angel.

Book Title : The Darker Side of Samuel Saul and David

the darker side of samuel saul and david

Release Date : 2008-07-01
ISBN Code : 9781606473290
Book Author : G. D. Vreeland
Book Publisher : Xulon Press
Total Pages : 392

Book Summary :

Now the sequel! Here we watch David become king over Israel. But the table is set for a rather unappetizing meal where brutality, intrigue and questionable morality and ethics are served. We see the turning point and the decline of David's power and possibly his virtue. Like so many in biblical narrative, he does not end well. Leaders take warning: integrity matters. How we respond to God's rules of engagement and how we treat others - especially the disenfranchised - will determine the difference between greatness and mediocrity and how our lives will be evaluated. As with the previous volume, this book can be utilized as a commentary and an aid to the student of Second Samuel, or each section can be read and reflected upon in isolation. I will continue my efforts to be personable but professional, playful but pointed, impassioned at times but always thought provoking. Dr. Vreeland received his Ph.D. from Trinity International University in Theological Studies (Old Testament) in 1994. He served for four academic years at the Nairobi International School of Theology. He then joined the faculty of Northwest Baptist Seminary (Tacoma, Washington) and has concluded eight years there (July '08) as Associate Professor of Semitic Languages and Biblical Literature. He teaches Hebrew, Aramaic and English Bible and related topics. So far as the Church is concerned, his love is serious biblical study as related to integrity and leadership - hence this work on Second Samuel and its prequel on First Samuel. Dr. Vreeland has been married for 27 years to the love of his life, Donna - who is still the finest English Bible scholar on the planet and to whom this volume is gratefully dedicated. They have three grown children.