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Author Topic: Fake Slums for Tourism in 19th Century New York Chinatown  (Read 398 times)
RJBowman
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« on: October 06, 2017, 02:00:07 am »

Article:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/slumming-chinatown-new-york-history-fake-opium-dens
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 10:00:21 am »


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 An interesting tale. It  must be where the term "slumming it" comes from.

 Its given Hurricane Annie  a devious  tourism business idea ....
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 06:39:53 pm »

Certainly a sidewhow elemnt to it which would appeal to the 19th. C crowd looking for exotic experiences. But I doubt that the modern counterpart is as forgivable. I seriously doubt that the poor people in the Brazilian Favelas actually benefit much from such tourism. And yes, slum tourism is definitely racist. Expected in 1900, due to the colonial mentality of the era, but not justifiable in the present day.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 12:52:24 am »

Certainly a sidewhow elemnt to it which would appeal to the 19th. C crowd looking for exotic experiences. But I doubt that the modern counterpart is as forgivable. I seriously doubt that the poor people in the Brazilian Favelas actually benefit much from such tourism. And yes, slum tourism is definitely racist. Expected in 1900, due to the colonial mentality of the era, but not justifiable in the present day.

 Like the  Amazonian " unspoilt" villages  and Stone age East Asian  isolated island  and jungle communities.  Absolutely exploitational, dehumanising and  dispicable.  Indigenous persons were once kept in zoos.  It was repugnant.

  The thoughts that  fluttered accross my mind were tours through staged streets of modern day low income  dystopia, based on the bigoted views of  the vocal minority  venting  on news comment sections. Let them put their money where their mouth is



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