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Dying at the MarginsReflections on Justice and Healing for Inner-City Poor$
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David Wendell Moller

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199760145

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199760145.001.0001

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Strangers Among Us

Strangers Among Us

Poverty, Race, and the End of Life

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Dying at the Margins

David Wendell Moller

Oxford University Press

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 born from racism, filial unappreciation, and his struggles for survival in solitude. 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, poverty, survival in solitude

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