Poverty Tours

TitlePoverty Tours
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFunke, RD, Dillard, B, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Carr, E, Carr, S, Diaz-Sprague, R, Elliott, D, England, R, Price, C
Publication Languageeng
AbstractPoverty Tours allow Americans to see what life is like without modern amenities like air conditioning and indoor plumbing, taking them to see what life is like in the slums of Rio de Janerio, South America, and Mumbai. While critics see these tours as a kind of voyeurism, others say that the direct observation of the hard work and resilient spirit of the poor can lead to well-off tourists participating in advocacy and charity work.
NotesCase Study from the 2008 Regional Ethics Bowls. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2008. http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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