Recovering Inequality

Recovering Inequality
Publisher University of Texas Press
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Category Social Science
Total Pages 212
ISBN 9781477316139
Rating 4/5 from 1 reviews
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A lethal mix of natural disaster, dangerously flawed construction, and reckless human actions devastated San Francisco in 1906 and New Orleans in 2005. Eighty percent of the built environments of both cities were destroyed in the catastrophes, and the poor, the elderly, and the medically infirm were disproportionately among the thousands who perished. These striking similarities in the impacts of cataclysms separated by a century impelled Steve Kroll-Smith to look for commonalities in how the cities recovered from disaster. In Recovering Inequality, he builds a convincing case that disaster recovery and the reestablishment of social and economic inequality are inseparable. Kroll-Smith demonstrates that disaster and recovery in New Orleans and San Francisco followed a similar pattern. In the immediate aftermath of the flooding and the firestorm, social boundaries were disordered and the communities came together in expressions of unity and support. But these were quickly replaced by other narratives and actions, including the depiction of the poor as looters, uneven access to disaster assistance, and successful efforts by the powerful to take valuable urban real estate from vulnerable people. Kroll-Smith concludes that inexorable market forces ensured that recovery efforts in both cities would reestablish the patterns of inequality that existed before the catastrophes. The major difference he finds between the cities is that, from a market standpoint, New Orleans was expendable, while San Francisco rose from the ashes because it was a hub of commerce.

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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-15

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  • Author : Lynn Tang
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06

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  • Author : Kevin William Grant
  • Publisher : Kevin William Grant
  • Release Date : 2021-01-29

Stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, bullying, and burnout have all become "accepted realities" of the modern workplace. This book will unpack contemporary workplace realities, educate you about PTSD, and help you build your personalized recovery plan for transformation and recovery. This recovery program has seven core purposes: Validate your current situation.

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  • Publisher : Kevin William Grant
  • Release Date : 2021-02-01

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008

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  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • Release Date : 2009-05-16

Throughout history, societies have had to decide whom to 'sacrifice' and whom to help in times of disaster. This volume examines how elite groups attempt to maintain power through the use of particular economic, political, and ideological instruments and how both ruling elites and common people endeavor to create meaningful

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013

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  • Author : Jennifer Trivedi
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24

Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the American Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Biloxi, Mississippi, a small town on the coast, was one of the towns devastated directly by the storm. Drawing on ethnographic, media, and historic document research and analysis, Jennifer Trivedi explores the pre-disaster cultural, historical, social, political, and economic

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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-12

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Recovering from COVID 19  Economic scenarios for South Africa
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  • Release Date : 2021-07-06

As the South African economy emerges from the downturn induced by COVID-19, policy makers are concerned with recovery, reconstruction, and transformation. This paper focuses on the recovery from the severely depressed levels of economic activity that occurred in April 2020. However, before considering the period after the economic trough of April 2020,

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  • Author : Richard Sennett
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-07

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  • Publisher : All Points Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28

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Recovering a Centred Convex Body from the Areas of Its Shadows
  • Author : Stefano Campi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987

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Confessions of a Recovering Realist
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2004-10-07

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