Maximiliano E. Korstanje
University of Palermo, Argentina
Buffalo State College, USA
POINTS OF DISCUSSION AROUND 09/11: TERRORISM AND TOURISM REVISITED
This essay argues that tourists are not just coincidental victims of terrorism. Instead tourists and terrorists articulate and interpret a dialectical relationship between states and global capital. In this respect, tourists and terrorists are inextricably intertwined. Moreover, tourists are labeled as worthy victims because of their class and status, with status largely related to nationality so tourists from some countries are more worthy victims than those from others, and nationality status varies with nearness to the centers of capital.
Keywords: Globalization, Capitalism, Fear, Terrorism, Tourism
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