Associate Professor, University of Iowa

Tag: slum tourism

New Article: Touring Slums and Telling Stories (About Ourselves)

New Article: Touring Slums and Telling Stories (About Ourselves)

Five years ago, when wrapping up fieldwork in Kibera, I blogged about the controversy surrounding slum tourism. While many Kibera residents resent the fact that so many foreigners tour their community, a few told me they believed there would be less misunderstanding if more outsiders visited Kibera. In a previous […]

Slum Tourism in Kibera: Education or Exploitation?

Slum Tourism in Kibera: Education or Exploitation?

Recently I was contacted by the author of a popular Kenya guidebook. This author wondered if I knew of any responsible, community-oriented groups that do Kibera slum tours. I wrote back that one of the organizations I’ve worked with offers these tours. The group sponsors […]