Slum tours

By Ran

From Packer’s travelogue, I remember that there are many kinds of ‘slum tours’ happening in various places. and I found this article.
Interestingly, the article on guardian points out a part of nyc as slums.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2006/may/07/delhi.india.ethicalliving

 

 

 

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2 Comments»

  jessica wrote @

This reminds me of the big boost that Slumdog Millionaire gave to slum tourism in Mumbai and other places (uh, er,um, because everyone was so enamored by the ‘real’ thing captured on screen).

  so wrote @

Ran, Your post made me think about the tours that happened after Katrina. http://www.toursbyisabelle.com/tours_neworleans.html Disaster Capitalism hits the U.S.? I find the fetishism of poverty extremely disturbing.


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