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Holidays in the Danger Zone: Entanglements of War and Tourism

Debbie Lisle


Holidays in the Danger Zone traces the usually overlooked connections between warfare and tourism. It shows how a tourist sensibility shapes the behaviour of soldiers in war – especially the experiences of Western military populations deployed in ‘exotic’ settings. This tourist sensibility certainly includes the familiar military rotations of ‘Rest and Relaxation’ (R&R), but also more mundane episodes when soldiers transition from the battlefield into landscapes of leisure and tourism. The book also explores how a military sensibility shapes the development of tourism in post-war contexts, fro ... More

Keywords: warfare, tourism, exoticism, Rest and Relaxation, memorialization, imperialism, World War I, World War II, Cold War, War on Terror

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816698554
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816698554.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Debbie Lisle, author
Queen's University Belfast