While slum tourism generally is not associated with Central America, Eveline Duerr describes in her article Urban Poverty, Spatial Representation and Mobility: Touring a Slum in Mexico how in Mazatlán, Mexico a multidenominational church offers regular tours to the city’s garbage dump. She looks at different modes of (im)mobiilties and the implications this has for people and places and describesteh ambigious effects of integrating marginalised places into the urban representation.
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Slumtourism.net aims to bring together academics and practitioners working on tourism in deprived urban and rural areas. The website hopes to provide a stepping stone for further co-operations and projects on the subject. If you are active in this field, please contact us!