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Remembering Vancouver's disappeared women : settler colonialism and the difficulty of inheritance / Amber Dean.

Dean, Amber, 1975- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design HV6250.4 .W65 D42 2015 (Text) 30228836 Book Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781442644540 (bound)
  • ISBN: 1442644540 (bound)
  • ISBN: 9781442612754 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1442612754 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto ; Toronto University Press, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-182) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction: inheriting what lives on -- The present pasts of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside -- Following ghosts: different knowings, knowing differently -- Looking at images of Vancouver's disappeared women: troubling desires to "humanize" -- Shadowing the "missing women" story: "squaw men," whores, and other queer(ed) figures -- Memory's difficult returns: memorializing Vancouver's disappeared women -- Conclusion: reckoning (for the present) -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
Between the late 1970s and the early 2000s, at least sixty-five women, many of them members of Indigenous 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 neighborhood. 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 Indigenous 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.
Subject: Indigenous women > Violence against > Social aspects > British Columbia > Vancouver.
Women > Violence against > Social aspects > British Columbia > Vancouver.
Missing persons > British Columbia > Vancouver > Social conditions.
Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)
Memorials > Social aspects > British Columbia > Vancouver.
Collective memory > British Columbia > Vancouver.
Missing persons in art > Social aspects > British Columbia > Vancouver.

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