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slum

a squalid section of a city, characterized by inferior living conditions and usually by overcrowding

Slum

An overcrowded, dirty, neglected, unhygienic area of decaying buildings normally inhabited by economically disadvantaged people.

slum

An area within a city characterized by deteriorated buildings, unsanitary conditions, and high population densities.
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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.
In the chapter on "Captain Lobe's Dream," for example, Harkness describes a seasonal migration of London slummers who travel to the country in order to pick hops.
With a slumming gaze they regard him with the same curiosity and excitement of slummers longing for exoticism from Chinese in Chinatowns.
46) The greater riskiness of the black man-white woman combination that Chandler celebrated is evident, too, in the fact that only the more disreputable interracial "dives" made space for black male-white female couples, whereas the nightclubs established for more mainstream white slummers presented black female entertainers to the white gaze.