The economy of resocialisation
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The people had correctly gauged that for the official economy of the fundraiser event to work, seen from the perspective of their employers, the Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT)-ambassadors just had to play – they didn't have to play or sound well. This chapter shows that while volunteers value their added emotional involvement higher than the superficial involvement of slum tourists, representatives of aid organisations don't necessarily agree with this valuation. In Crossley's study, 'involvement' thus seems to separate volunteering from slum and poverty tourism, and from the quote it seems evident that more involvement is valued higher than less, meaning that voluntourism is valued higher than slum tourism among volunteers because of its level of involvement. In the sense, poverty tourism has affinities with the more established practice of volunteer tourism; the only real divergence between the two being the level of tourist involvement in trying to reduce poverty.