Another new word, courtesy of Schotts Vocab
. Poorism is a portmanteau combining poor and tourism that refers to the increasing number of voyeuristic tours that take well-heeled travelers through slums in cities such as Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro. Schott's, quoting a UPI article
Recent media coverage of slums and academic studies on the phenomenon have led to the coinage of a new term, poorism, analysts said.
Regular poorism travel tours now attract travelers to Brazil, Ethiopia and India. After the 2005 hurricane Katrina, Louisiana became a major site for poorism tours, leaving residents who were fighting for economic recovery with little choice but to accept poorism tourists as a means of income.
Thanks a lot, Slumdog Millionaire.