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Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

作者 Tiya Miles
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era:,InthisbookTiyaMilesexploresthepopularyettroublingphenomenonofghostt

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內容簡介 In this book Tiya Miles explores the popular yet troubling phenomenon of ghost tours, frequently promoted and experienced at plantations, urban manor homes, and cemeteries throughout the South. As a staple of the tours, guides entertain paying customers by routinely relying on stories of enslaved black specters. But who are these ghosts? Examining popular sites and stories from these tours, Miles shows that haunted tales routinely appropriate and skew African American history to produce representations of slavery for commercial gain. Dark tourism often highlights the most sensationalist and macabre aspects of slavery, from salacious sexual ties between white masters and black women slaves to the physical abuse and torture of black bodies to the supposedly exotic nature of African spiritual practices. Because the realities of slavery are largely absent from these tours, Miles reveals how they continue to feed problematic Old South narratives and erase the hard truths of the Civil War era. In an incisive and engaging work, Miles uses these troubling cases to shine light on how we feel about the Civil War and race, and how the ghosts of the past are still with us.

商品規格

書名 / Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era
作者 / Tiya Miles
簡介 / Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era:,InthisbookTiyaMilesexploresthepopularyettroublingphenomenonofghostt
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781469636146
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781469636146
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 23.1X15.5X1.0CM
重量(g) / 272.2
語言 / 3:英文
級別 / N:無
頁數 / 176
裝訂 / P:平裝