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On the Question of Using the Concept ‘Slum Tourism’ for Urban Tourism in Stigmatised Neighbourhoods in Inner City Johannesburg

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posted on 2018-02-07, 14:13 authored by Fabian Frenzel
Since 2012, there has been a significant growth in tourism in inner city Johannesburg. Some of this tourism materialises as walking tours in disadvantaged and relatively poor inner city neighbourhoods, some of which were until recently considered no-go areas. In a paper published in Urban Forum in 2014 (Frenzel 2014), I have analysed this new phenomenon in the context of slum tourism. I define slum tourism as such forms of tourism where poverty and associated signifiers become central themes and (part of the) attraction of the visited destination. Following a broad empirical research project, Hoogendoorn and Giddy (2017) have questioned whether the concept slum tourism should be used when discussing tourism in inner city Johannesburg. This paper forms a response to the paper of Hoogendoorn and Giddy (2017).

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Urban Forum, 2017, pp. 1-12

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Business

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Urban Forum

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Springer Verlag (Germany)

issn

1015-3802

eissn

1874-6330

Acceptance date

2017-06-20

Copyright date

2017

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2018-02-07

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https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12132-017-9314-3

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en

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