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slum

A heavily populated urban area with widespread and massive deterioration of buildings and infrastructure, a lack of meaningful social or police services, and an exceptionally high degree of poverty,unemployment,and crime.

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If, as Heap suggests, slummers use their tourism to draw attention to their sense of social and moral superiority over the local residents, then Morgan's response to Mrs.
If Morgan was afraid that Conchs would be consumed like the Chinese in Chinatowns, this attitude could also be an expression of Morgan's resistance to being considered a tourist resource by slummers.
As the price of opium rose, opium smoking, once so ubiquitous, became associated with the upper echelons of the sporting world - actors and actresses, high-rolling gamblers, and wealthy slummers.
Stuart has issued another eight albums either as a solo artist, with his band the Slummers or with his Danny & Dusty partner, Steve Wynn, formerly of Dream Syndicate.