In this Global Local Podcast episode, your host, Freya Millard, chats with Dr. Beth Heidelberg from Minnesota State University, Mankato, to discuss her very niche specialism exploring local government’s relationship with the dark tourism industry.
She provides insightful case study analysis from her own field research of US dark tourism hotspots like Salem, Clear Lake, Holcombe and Amityville – and a great story about how she made the initial connection between this complicated relationship while on her honeymoon. Get a taste below:
Check out our Global Local: Dark Tourism with a range of additional resources.
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Other links mentioned in the show:
- Beth’s feature for LGIU on 10 key lessons of dark tourism from Salem (Link goes live on October 31st and will be included in the newsletter – subscribe to not miss it!)
- Managing ghosts: exploring local government’s involvement in dark tourism research by Prof. Beth Heidelberg
- Not fade away: a case study of Clear Lake, Iowa and municipal involvement in dark tourism research by Prof. Beth Heidelberg
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