Chapter 4. Homelessness and Health in the Crowded Canadian Arctic: Inuit Experiences

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September 27, 2017

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Nathanael Lauster et al., « Chapter 4. Homelessness and Health in the Crowded Canadian Arctic: Inuit Experiences », Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa Press, ID : 10670/1.m1gk2h


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Introduction The experience of homelessness for Inuit in the Eastern Arctic is the culturally mediated product of a history of displacement compounded by a serious shortage of affordable housing. Despite prominent photographs to the contrary in the national media (Paperny and Minogue 2009), homelessness in Nunavut is made most visible not by people sleeping in the streets but by extraordinarily high levels of residential crowding. However, key measurements of residential crowding only capture...

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