Published: Marta Soligo and David Dickens

Marta Soligo (Sociology, International Gaming Institute) and David Dickens (Sociology) published an article in Tourism Culture & Communication about the increasing frequency of tourist visitation to "Hollywood memorial parks," which host the graves of some of the most famous stars in the world. Their study found that initiatives such as movie screenings and guided tours transform cemeteries into much more than just peaceful places to honor the dead, becoming venues for both commodification and spectacle.

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