Definitions

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  • noun neologism slum tourism; recreational visits to impoverished areas

Etymologies

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Blend of poor and tourism

Examples

  • An article by Eric Weiner in the travel section of the Sunday New York Times highlights the growing business of "poorism" -- taking tour groups to visit the world's slums and shanty towns for a glimpse at just how bad things really are.

    Sally Kohn: Poorism? What Is Inequality Coming To?

  • REUTERS / Punit Paranjpe The global, meteoric success of "Slumdog Millionaire" has, among other things, shined a bright, Hollywood spotlight on slum tourism-or "poorism" - one of the more controversial corners of the travel universe.

    World Hum

  • REUTERS / Punit Paranjpe The global, meteoric success of "Slumdog Millionaire" has, among other things, shined a bright, Hollywood spotlight on slum tourism-or "poorism" - one of the more controversial corners of the travel universe.

    World Hum

  • I will say, though, that I think we're talking about poorism, which is a mutation of racism that has a few significant differences.

    Lovely Rita

  • The proliferation of "slum tours" — part of a growing trend dubbed "poorism" by some — could signal a new interest in learning how people live inside the many favelas, barrios or shantytowns around the planet.

    Slumming It

  • With that in mind, knowing that the chieftans of exploitation are always looking for the next big thing, here are some other "poorism" suggestions:

    Sally Kohn: Poorism? What Is Inequality Coming To?

  • It is a new trend called "poorism," people actually spending their vacation and their money to tour the world's poorest neighborhood.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2007

  • Some critics worry that "poorism" can be exploitive, even with the best intentions.

    A Boom In ‘Poorism’

  • Congratulations on a thoughtful and thought provoking article about "poorism".

    NextBillion.net - Development Through Enterprise - Eradicating Poverty through Profit

  • The global phenomenon of poverty tourism or "poorism" has become increasingly popular during the last few years.

    NPR Topics: News

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