The first ever special issue on Slum Tourism in an Academic Journal will soon be out. Volume 14 issue 2 of “Tourism Geographies” will be titled “Global Perspectives on Slum Tourism” and is completely dedicated to the subject. It contains journal articles on the history of slum tourism, the current state of research in the field, the way it is represented and consumed as well as the ethical debates that continue to surround it. As a whole this is a very welcome addition to the little academic literature that is currently available and we would like to thank “Tourism Geographies” for taking this step to increase the knowledge on the subject.
Although the printed version of the special issue will not be out until May 2012, the articles can already be found and downloaded online. Although all articles will receive a separate post at a later time, below an overview and links to all the articles can be found below.
Slum Tourism: Developments in a Young Field of Interdisciplinary Tourism Research
Fabian Frenzel & Ko Koens
‘We did the Slum!’ – Urban Poverty Tourism in Historical Perspective
Poor but Happy: Volunteer Tourists’ Encounters with Poverty
Slum Tourism: Representing and Interpreting ‘Reality’ in Dharavi, Mumbai
Informal Urbanism and the Taste for Slums
Kim Dovey & Ross King
Mobile Imaginaries, Portable Signs: Global Consumption and Representations of Slum Life
Glimpses of Another World: The Favela as a Tourist Attraction
Encounters over Garbage: Tourists and Lifestyle Migrants in Mexico
A review of “Tourism and Poverty”
Update: The printed version of the special issue is out now.