poorism
 n.— «The trip is designed as an awareness-raising venture and organisers deny that this is the latest manifestation of “poorism”—voyeuristic tourism, where rich foreigners come and gape at the lives of impoverished inhabitants of developing countries. Bus tours of the shanty towns of Soweto or guided walks through the slums of Rio have attracted curious tourists for many years; the visit to Delhi’s railway underworld has been running for just a few months but has already proved popular with Western and Indian visitors.» —“Slum tours: a day trip too far?” by Amelia Gentleman Guardian Unlimited May 7, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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