Re-creating slum tourism : perspectives from South Africa

Booyens, Irma and Rogerson, Christian M. (2019) Re-creating slum tourism : perspectives from South Africa. Urbani Izziv, 30 (supple). pp. 52-63.

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    Abstract

    Slum tourism is a growing phenomenon in several cities in the global South. The objective in this conceptual paper is to analyse the development and critical challenges around slum tourism in the urban global South and to argue a case for ‘re-creating’ slum tourism by building upon the potential for creative tourism. The focus is upon the ‘townships’ of South Africa. It is argued that South Africa provides an instructive case study in the international phenomenon of slum tourism and of its potential to be reimagined and developed in a responsible manner, including through an important role for creative tourism. Recommendations are offered for a research agenda on creative slum tourism.

    ORCID iDs

    Booyens, Irma ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5543-9780 and Rogerson, Christian M.;