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Phoenix tourism: Post-Conflict Tourism Role

Causevic, Senija; Lynch, Paul


Senija Causevic

Paul Lynch


This paper explores the processes affecting tourism development following a
major political conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). The adopted critical theory analytical
approach resulted in the identification of phoenix tourism, conceptualised as a distinctive
period in post-conflict tourism development. Instead of locating tourism in the context of
economic enhancement, tourism is located in the context of social renewal of the destination
and its people. Although post-conflict tourism is usually conceptualised under dark tourism
scholarship, phoenix tourism is not proposed as a type of tourism, but as a role given to tourism
in a process through which conflict issues develop into a new heritage. Keywords: phoenix
tourism, dark tourism, emancipatory knowledge, post-conflict context. �


Causevic, S., & Lynch, P. (2011). Phoenix tourism: Post-Conflict Tourism Role. Annals of Tourism Research, 38, 780-800.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Jan 8, 2014
Print ISSN 0160-7383
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 38
Pages 780-800
Keywords Tourism; phoenix tourism; post-conflict context; social renewal; dark tourism; emancipatory knowledge;
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