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Dr. Light – Dracula & Transylvanian implications investigator

Foresighted though he may have been, when Bram Stoker wrote ‘Dracula’ in 1897 it’s unlikely that he considered the possible (future) impact on the Transylvanian economy and politico-cultural identity. But impact there is. And it’s been quite comprehensively examined by Dr. Light, Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Science & The Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has written, perhaps more than anyone, on the implications of Dracula Tourism in Romania.

See, for examples(s):

• Light, D. (2012) The Dracula Dilemma: Tourism, Identity and the State in Romania, Ashgate, Farnham. ISBN 978-1409440215

• Light, D. (2012) ‘Taking Dracula on holiday: The presence of ‘home’ in the tourist encounter’, in L. Smith, E. Waterton and S. Watson (eds) The Cultural Moment in Tourism, Routledge, London, 59-78

• Light, D. (2007) ‘Dracula tourism in Romania: Cultural Identity and the State’, Annals of Tourism Research 34 (3), 746-765

Also see: Economics of the undead, arise bookishly! and Dracula research resources.


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