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Crime, Poverty and Resistance on Skid Row

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This final chapter takes as its starting point the need to uncover the counter-narratives, the hidden histories of the people labelled as deviants and criminals in inner-city neighbourhoods. In doing so, the chapter draws upon community arts-based research conducted by O’Neill and Stenning (2011) in downtown eastside Vancouver (skid row) where ‘community’ is documented through the eyes of the inhabitants — the binners, sex workers, street vendors and artists struggling to make out in circumstances not of their choosing1. One dominant theme in the research — the struggle for recognition — emerges against depictions that categorise and record residents as abject, ‘other’ and ‘different’.

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  • Social Medium
  • Social Housing
  • Mainstream Medium
  • Street Vendor
  • Social Struggle

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© 2012 Maggie O’Neill and Lizzie Seal

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O’Neill, M., Seal, L. (2012). Crime, Poverty and Resistance on Skid Row. In: Transgressive Imaginations. Critical Criminological Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230369061_8

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