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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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The majority of discussion around gazing appears in chapter five when discussing black slummers and the racial boundaries that were disrupted as they looked upon affluent white patrons and projected their own predispositions onto white bodies.
(11) 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.
Men's boxing has spent the last half century in decline; what was once one of the country's most popular sports has descended into a subculture that is now wholly dangerous and corrupt; few middle-class people, outside of slummers like me, ever go to fights anymore.
He has also made duo records as Danny & Dusty (with Steve Wynn), with Al Perry, the Slummers and four under his own name.
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.