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The psychosocial impact of volunteer tourism in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro

Aquino, Jessica (2014) The psychosocial impact of volunteer tourism in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Favelas@LSE (21 Aug 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

‘Slum tourism’ is a growing trend in ‘exotic’ and ‘yet-to-develop’ contexts. In this post, Jessica Aquino discusses her research into the psychosocial impact of the interaction between tourists and favela dwellers on favela communities. By comparing the impact of volunteer tourism and slum tourism, she shows that while the former has the potential to foster self-esteem and community pride, the latter tends to reinforce negative representations of the favela.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/favelasatlse/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > Favelas@LSE
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 14:37
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 14:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60659

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