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Indians on skid row: R42-4/1970-2E-PDF
"The life style of Indian migrants in a skid row community of a large urban centre is the basis of this study. The sources of income as well as the nature of drinking in the community are detailed. The Socio-economic position of the Indian migrants, it is argued, is that of lumpenproletarean: he is dislocated from both mainstream economic opportunities and traditional or pseudo-traditional Indian life. In the light of this socio-economic position it becomes possible to understand the attractions and advantages of a skid row milieu. Displaced as the Indian migrant is from any economic structure, white middle-class values can have no force: acceptance of such values, it is argued, would be irrational. Persistent drinking is intelligible in that light. By means of analysis of Indian-white skid row interaction, the recurrent violence of skid row can also be better understood. The principal finding of the study can be summarised: skid row resolves the most acute difficulties facing the Indian migrant — the very difficulties which mainstream or middle-class urban life tend most acutely to aggravate."--Abstract.
|Department/Agency||Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.|
|Title||Indians on skid row|
|Series Title||N.S.R.G. ;|
|Publication Type||Series - View Master Record|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
|Electronic Document|| |
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|Note||"October, 1970." Issued also in French under title: Les Indiens dans le quartier interlope. "The role of alcohol and community in the adaptive process of Indian urban migrants."--T.p. Digitized edition from print [produced by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada].|
|Number of Pages||86 p.|
|Subject Terms||Indians, Economic issues, Alcoholism|
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