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- DescriptionBetween the late 1970s and the early 2000s, at least sixty-five women, many of them members of Indigeus communities, were found murdered or reported missing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In a work driven by the urgency of this ongoing crisis, which extends across the country, Amber Dean offers a timely, critical analysis of the public representations, memorials, and activist strategies that brought the story of Vancouver's disappeared women to the attention of a wider public. Remembering Vancouver's Disappeared Women traces what lives on from the violent loss of so many women from the same neighbourhood. Dean interrogates representations that aim to humanize the murdered or missing women, asking how these might inadvertently feed into the presumed dehumanization of sex work, Indigeneity, and living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from Indigeus women's research, activism, and art, she challenges readers to reckon with our collective implication in the ongoing violence of settler colonialism and to accept responsibility for addressing its countless injustices.
- Author BiographyAmber Dean is an assistant professor in the Gender Studies and Feminist Research Program and the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University.
- Author(s)Amber Dean
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication23/12/2015
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Content Note14
- Weight440 g
- Width159 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine19 mm
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