Vet Tourism Memories and War-Related Travel

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November 27, 2017
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Military History

Two presentations on war veterans’ travel writing on battle sites where they once fought.


Date / time: 27 November, 3pm

Venue: Hiroshima Peace Institute, Room 409 of the Information Sciences Annex of Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, Japan. 


Gary Banes, Rhodes University, South Africa, will discuss two South African veterans of the border war of the 1970s and 1980s. Ryota Nishino, the University of the South Pacific, will discuss travel writing by the manga-ka, Mizuki Shigeru.


Battle sites may not be popular travel destinations for many tourists. But there are many purposes and forms of travel and tourism. War veterans plan itineraries and make trips that are purposefully designed to include sites connected with their military experience, visiting erstwhile battlegrounds or military bases. The war-related travel undertaken by military veterans conforms to what Marschall (2014) calls personal memory tourism.


Remembering is a pivotal process that has not received sufficient attention in the literature on war-related travel by military veterans. It informs not only travel planning but how reminiscences are recorded and translated into memoirs and travelogues.







会場:Hiroshima Peace Institute, Room 409 of the Information Sciences Annex of Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, Japan.









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Contact Info: 
Robert Jacobs, Ph.D.
Hiroshima Peace Institute
Graduate Faculty of International Studies
Hiroshima City University
3-4-1 Ozukahigashi, Asaminami-ku
Hiroshima, 731-3194, JAPAN