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Dancing with Broken BonesPoverty, Race, and Spirit-filled Dying in the Inner City$
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David Wendell Moller

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199760138

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.001.0001

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Crossing the Tracks

Crossing the Tracks

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(p.27) 1 Crossing the Tracks
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Dancing with Broken Bones
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David Wendell Moller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.003.0001

This chapter describes the life of Marvin “Cowboy” Smith, founded from self-sufficiency and value for aestheticism even though he had lived an impoverished life since his early days. It dwells on a life story of a man borne from racism, filial unappreciation, and his struggles for survival in solitude. Finally, this chapter sets out its ultimate purpose—to make people recognize the distastefulness of suffering and dying beneath the face of cultural interest and concern.

Keywords:   Marvin “Cowboy” Smith, self-sufficiency, aestheticism, racism, filial unappreciation, survival in solitude

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