Slum Tourism: Ethical or Voyeuristic
Abstract:This research note is based on a pilot study and offers a critical elucidation of slum tourism in India from an ethical standpoint. The results unpack a diverse mix of ethical guidelines embraced by the observed organizations. Heavy traces of voyeurism are found. A complex production process strives to provide both meaningful and profitable tourist gazes.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2012
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