Blog Posts - Poverty Tourism



Privilege, Voluntourism and Philanthropy – How Not to Help People

This week, someone hit me up for money so he could travel to a Third World area and Help The People. Wait – more accurately, a PR person hit me up on his behalf. I couldn’t tell if the PR… The post Privilege, Voluntourism and Philanthr...

Sensitive, Caring Dooce

Once upon a time Dooce wasn't so caring and sensitive. In fact, she insulted my children.She made a "joke" about how she now understands why some mothers in China keep their children. I guess she was implying that bad, ugly, ill-behaved children we...
by clueless in carolina on Feb 5, 2014

Slum Tours: the new trend

Slum Tourism is a relatively new phenomenon, and has been widely criticised in the media for exploiting those living on and below the poverty line, and has been deemed ‘voyeurism’ rather... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Travel on Dec 3, 2013

Poverty Tourism

(This article first appeared on June 30, 2010. I thought it was interesting enough to warrant a “rerun” and hope you will agree.) A friend from Minneapolis gave us the name of a former parish priest, Father George, who left … Contin...
by Other Guys Dime on Dec 19, 2011

Father George, Poverty Tourism, and the Slums of Kibera

A friends from Minneapolis gave us the name of her former parish priest, Father George, who left his pulpit in Minnesota to work with the Missionaries of Charity in Nairobi, a worldwide organization established by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother...
by Other Guys Dime on Jun 30, 2010

Father George, Poverty Tourism, and the Slums of Kibera

A friends from Minneapolis gave us the name of her former parish priest, Father George, who left his pulpit in Minnesota to work with the Missionaries of Charity in Nairobi, a worldwide organization established by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother...
by Other Guys Dime on Jun 30, 2010

Slum tourism helps poor people?

Slum tourism found not only in Mumbai, even the Oscar winner movie of Slumdog Millionare set at that area. In Jakarta, as CNN reports, there is such activity transporting foreigner to walk around slum areas, meeting with people saying “I’...
by iip albanjary's blog on Aug 11, 2009


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