Slum Tourism in the Americas: Commodifying Urban Poverty and Violence
- Eveline Dürr and Barbara Vodopivec (LMU, social anthropology)
- Rivke Jaffe and Alana Osbourne (UvA, urban studies)
- Gareth Jones and Alessandro Massimo Angelini (LSE, cultural geography)
Funded by: Open Research Area, DFG, ESRC, NWO
This trilateral research project investigates slum tourism in four cities in the Americas: Los Angeles, Mexico City, Kingston, and Rio de Janeiro. Drawing on a multi-sited ethnographic approach, this project aims to theorise the commodification of urban poverty and violence in the context of global mobilities and urban political economies of spectacle.