‘We did the Slum!’ – Urban Poverty Tourism in Historical Perspective

@article{Steinbrink2012WeDT,
  title={‘We did the Slum!’ – Urban Poverty Tourism in Historical Perspective},
  author={M. Steinbrink},
  journal={Tourism Geographies},
  year={2012},
  volume={14},
  pages={213 - 234}
}
Abstract Slum tourism in the Global South is a relatively new phenomenon. The tourist gaze at the poverty of the Others is long established, though. This paper is concerned with the genesis of urban poverty tourism. By placing the phenomenon of slumming in the wider realm of the social upheavals in Victorian London and early twentieth century USA, the historical review first explains its dependency on the social context determining its emergence and evolution. Secondly, slum tourism is shown to… Expand
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