Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CI #74 -- Neocolonial tourism

A well-traveled family member gave me this shirt a while back. Anytime I look at it, I wonder Is this t-shirt offensive?

On one hand, an underdeveloped country that only develops tourism may always stay that way. On the other hand, maybe if we buy their t-shirts, they won't have to carry sticks on their heads.

1 comment:

  1. what this says about Cambodia: "plenty of sticks and stray dogs to go around."

    besides, these are probably manufactured in China and the $$ doesn't stick around for the locals anyway. not offensive, but don't buy the tshirt thinking that you are somehow helping their economy.