'The definitive book on the topic.'
'A provoking read, exceptional in its efforts to understand slum tourism as a global industry and a symbolic practice of valorisation.'
Africa at LSE
'A well-argued case for building political projects out of what we have in common, rather than being immobilised by cultural difference.'
'Highly recommended. A stirring text on an emerging yet controversial niche form of tourism.'
'Successfully weaves together economics, human geography and cultural studies in order to create a well-balanced analysis.'
‘Based on years of embedded fieldwork, Frenzel's book cuts through the powerful mythology surrounding the so-called slums, townships, and favelas as tourist attractions.’
Bianca Freire-Medeiros, author of Touring Poverty
‘With examples ranging across India, Brazil, Europe and South Africa, Frenzel offers an analysis, both comparative and detailed, that is a theoretically-informed advance on current scholarship.’
John Hutnyk, author of The Rumour of Calcutta
‘This provocative and beautifully written study of slum tourism will transform your assumptions about the politics of slumming it.’
Imogen Tyler, author of Revolting Subjects
‘A bold and carefully crafted analysis of slums and slum tourism. Theoretically grounded in the concepts of tourist valorization and local value regimes, it offers a nuanced and state of the art understanding of the nexus of tourism, slums and poverty.’
Christian M. Rogerson, University of Johannesburg
'One of the most interesting books on the "new tourisms" … It deserves to be widely read and discussed and is worthy of a place on the shelves of anyone interested in the slum, in tourism and society, or in "the social question".'