Slum Tourism in the Americas

Slum Tourism in the Americas: Commodifying Urban Poverty and Violence

Research Teams:

  • 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.


To the project webpage

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