Is This America

Is This America
Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date
Category Social Science
Total Pages 183
ISBN 9781477307472
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

From police on the street, to the mayor of New Orleans and FEMA administrators, government officials monumentally failed to protect the most vulnerable residents of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast during the Katrina disaster. This violation of the social contract undermined the foundational narratives and myths of the American nation and spawned a profound, often contentious public debate over the meaning of Katrina’s devastation. A wide range of voices and images attempted to clarify what happened, name those responsible, identify the victims, and decide what should be done. This debate took place in forums ranging from mass media and the political arena to the arts and popular culture, as various narratives emerged and competed to tell the story of Katrina. Is This America? explores how Katrina has been constructed as a cultural trauma in print media, the arts and popular culture, and television coverage. Using stories told by the New York Times, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Time, Newsweek, NBC, and CNN, as well as the works of artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and graphic designers, Ron Eyerman analyzes how these narratives publicly articulated collective pain and loss. He demonstrates that, by exposing a foundational racial cleavage in American society, these expressions of cultural trauma turned individual experiences of suffering during Katrina into a national debate about the failure of the white majority in the United States to care about the black minority.

Is This America
  • Author : Ron Eyerman
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01

From police on the street, to the mayor of New Orleans and FEMA administrators, government officials monumentally failed to protect the most vulnerable residents of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast during the Katrina disaster. This violation of the social contract undermined the foundational narratives and myths of the American

This Is My America
  • Author : Kim Johnson
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28

"Incredible and searing." --Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin The Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting first novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system. Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization

Cultural Trauma
  • Author : Ron Eyerman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-12-13

Ron Eyerman explores the formation of African American identity through the cultural trauma of slavery.

A Is for America
  • Author : Devin Scillian
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01

From the British and our Constitution that replaced their rule, to Yellowstone Park and Zane Grey's stories of the west, "A is for America" is a sweeping tribute to all we know and love about our country. With delightful poems that beg to be read aloud, and expository text to

This Is What America Looks Like
  • Author : ILHAN. OMAR
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05-28

Ilhan Omar's career is a collection of historic firsts: she is the first refugee, the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in the United States Congress. Against a xenophobic and divisive administration, she has risen to global fame as a powerful voice in the

This America  The Case for the Nation
  • Author : Jill Lepore
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28

From the acclaimed historian and New Yorker writer comes this urgent manifesto on the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This America,

What Is America
  • Author : Michelle Medlock Adams
  • Publisher : WorthyKids
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23

This patriotic addition to the successful What Is . . .? board book series introduces young children to the United States of America. In this engaging look at America, MICHELLE MEDLOCK ADAMS introduces little ones to the beliefs and ideals that make America unique. Heartfelt and humorous questions ponder all of the things

America Is
  • Author : Louise Borden
  • Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Release Date : 2005-06-01

What is America? It is fifty states from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean and beyond. It is a flag of stars and stripes. It is farmers, miners, factory workers, bakers, and bankers. It is Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon, swamps and desert. It is the stories of

 Attention  MOVE  this is America
  • Author : Margot Harry
  • Publisher : Banner Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 1987

Read online Attention MOVE this is America written by Margot Harry, published by Banner Press, LLC which was released on 1987. Download full Attention MOVE this is America Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

Can America Govern Itself
  • Author : Frances E. Lee,Nolan McCarty
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-20

Analyzes how rising party polarization, unequal representation, and economic inequalities affect the performance of American governing institutions.

One Billion Americans
  • Author : Matthew Yglesias
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15

NATIONAL BESTSELLER What would actually make America great: more people. If the most challenging crisis in living memory has shown us anything, it’s that America has lost the will and the means to lead. We can’t compete with the huge population clusters of the global marketplace by keeping

America through Foreign Eyes
  • Author : Jorge G. Castañeda
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-30

Do Americans care what foreigners think about the United States? This book makes the case that they should. In these pages, Jorge Castañeda writes from his unique vantage point as a former Foreign Minister of Mexico who has lived, studied, and worked in America. He offers an impressionistic, analytical,

Behold  America
  • Author : Sarah Churchwell
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09

A Smithsonian Magazine Best History Book of 2018 The unknown history of two ideas crucial to the struggle over what America stands for In Behold, America, Sarah Churchwell offers a surprising account of twentieth-century Americans' fierce battle for the nation's soul. It follows the stories of two phrases--the "American dream" and "

Bring the War Home
  • Author : Kathleen Belew
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05

The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried out—with military precision—an escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by

Twelve Tone Music in America
  • Author : Joseph N. Straus
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01

Most histories of American music have ignored the presence of twelve-tone music before and during the Second World War, and virtually all have ignored its presence after 1970, even though so many major composers continued (and continue) to compose serially. This book provides a comprehensive history of twelve-tone music in America,