Kazakhstan gulag heritage: dark tourism and selective interpretation

Lennon, J. J. and Tiberghien, G. (2020) Kazakhstan gulag heritage: dark tourism and selective interpretation. International Journal of Tourism Research, 22(3), pp. 264-274. (doi: 10.1002/jtr.2341)

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Abstract

Kazakhstan holds some of the most significant Gulag heritage sites; however, tourism research remains limited. This article introduces analysis of contrasting sites and considers how some have been developed and others ignored. Selectivity in interpretation is linked to societal amnesia and the collective trauma experienced by the population of Kazakhstan. The article reaffirms the politicization of heritage in this emergent nation.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Funding Information: British Academy, Grant Number: SRG\170063.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tiberghien, Dr Guillaume
Authors: Lennon, J. J., and Tiberghien, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:International Journal of Tourism Research
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1099-2340
ISSN (Online):1522-1970
Published Online:08 December 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
First Published:First published in International Journal of Tourism Research 22(3): 364-374
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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