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Holidays in the Danger ZoneEntanglements of War and Tourism$
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Debbie Lisle

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698554

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698554.001.0001

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Connecting Tourism and Terrorism

Connecting Tourism and Terrorism

Milblogs, Soft Targets, and the Securitization of Travel

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Holidays in the Danger Zone

Debbie Lisle

University of Minnesota Press

As new media technologies give occupying soldiers more scope to record their overseas adventures and disseminate them through the internet, modes of militarized global encounter have re-ordered familiar understandings of distance and difference. One consequence of the normalization of war after 9/11 has been a securitization of the tourism industry, bringing the serious questions of global violence more directly into leisured spaces like hotels, airports and tourist attractions.

Keywords:   new media technologies, Internet, distance, difference, securitization of tourism, leisured spaces, global violence

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