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Title Slum tourism : poverty, power and ethics / edited by Fabian Frenzel, Ko Koens and Malte Steinbrink
Published London ; New York : Routledge, ©2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 246 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism, and mobility. Routledge studies in contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism and mobility
Routledge studies in contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism and mobility ; 32
Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism, and mobility.
Routledge studies in contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism, and mobility ; 32
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Development and globalization of a new trend in tourism; PART I Situating slum tourism; 2 Wanting to live with common people . . .? The literary evolution of slumming; 3 Beyond 'Othering': the political roots of slum tourism; 4 Slum tourism: for the poor, by the poor; 5 Competition, cooperation and collaboration: business relations and power in township tourism; PART II Representation of poverty; 6 A forgotten place to remember: reflections on the attempt to turn a favela into a museum
7 Tourism of poverty: the value of being poor in the non-governmental order8 Negotiating poverty: the interplay between Dharavi's production and consumption as a tourist destination; 9 Reading the Bangkok slum; PART III Slum tourism and empowerment; 10 Favela tourism: listening to local voices; 11 Slum tourism and inclusive urban development: reflections on China; 12 Poverty tourism as advocacy: a case in Bangkok; 13 Curatorial interventions in township tours: two trajectories; 14 Keep on slumming?; Index
Summary Slum tourism is a globalizing trend and a controversial form of tourism. Impoverished urban areas have always enticed the popular imagination, considered to be places of 'otherness', 'moral decay', 'deviant liberty' or 'authenticity'. 'Slumming' has a long tradition in the Global North, for example in Victorian London when the upper classes toured the East End. What is new, however, is its development dynamics and its rapidly spreading popularity across the globe. Township tourism and favela tourism have currently reached mass tourism characteristics in South Africa and in Rio de Janeiro, Braz
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Slums.
Tourism -- Environmental aspects
Tourism -- Moral and ethical aspects
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Hospitality, Travel & Tourism.
Slums.
Tourism -- Environmental aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Frenzel, Fabian, 1975-
Koens, Ko.
Steinbrink, Malte.
ISBN 0203136756
1136487964
9780203136751
9781136487965