The Sociology Of Katrina

The Sociology of Katrina
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Category Social Science
Total Pages 282
ISBN 0742559300
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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A second edition of this textbook is now available. As a disaster, Hurricane Katrina logs in as both the most destructive and instructive when considering the cataclysmic effects, as well as the magnitude of knowledge, that can be drawn from it. This meteorological event became the stimulus for devastating technological failures and widespread toxic contamination, causing the largest internal diaspora of displaced people in recent U.S. history. This book brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue the modern catastrophe that is Hurricane Katrina. The chapters in this volume discuss sociological perspectives of disaster literature, provide alternative views and analyses of early post-storm data collection efforts, and examine emerging social questions that have surfaced in the aftermath of Katrina.

The Sociology of Katrina
  • Author : David L. Brunsma,David Overfelt,J. Steven Picou
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2007

A second edition of this textbook is now available. As a disaster, Hurricane Katrina logs in as both the most destructive and instructive when considering the cataclysmic effects, as well as the magnitude of knowledge, that can be drawn from it. This meteorological event became the stimulus for devastating technological

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The Sociology of Katrina
  • Author : David L. Brunsma,David Overfelt,Steven J. Picou
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-09-16

The second edition of The Sociology of Katrina brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to deepen our understanding of the modern catastrophe that is Hurricane Katrina. Five years after the storm, its profound impact continues to be felt. This new edition explores emerging themes, as well

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Narrating the Storm
  • Author : Danielle A. Hidalgo,Kristen Barber
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-03-26

For those interested in learning more about the personal impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, Narrating the Storm serves as an essential read. This important and timeless volume is a compilation of sixteen narratives that address the experiences of Gulf Coast residents, faculty, and graduate students who were caught

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The Sociology of Katrina
  • Author : David L. Brunsma
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010

The second edition of The Sociology of Katrina again brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue and deepen our understanding of the modern catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. The new edition has been updated and revised throughout, including data about recovery efforts and conditions, and discussions

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Children of Katrina
  • Author : Alice Fothergill,Lori Peek
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01

When children experience upheaval and trauma, adults often view them as either vulnerable and helpless or as resilient and able to easily “bounce back.” But the reality is far more complex for the children and youth whose lives are suddenly upended by disaster. How are children actually affected by catastrophic

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Through the Eye of Katrina
  • Author : Kristin Ann Bates,Richelle S. Swan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010

The events surrounding Hurricane Katrina offer a remarkable case study of the social divide in the United States. The book includes scholarly articles examining the continued struggle for social justice from the perspectives of communication, criminology, education, ethnic studies, history, justice studies, law, political science, sociology, and urban planning. This

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Rethinking Disaster Recovery
  • Author : Jeannie Haubert
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2015-02-05

Rethinking Disaster Recovery focuses attention on the social inequalities that existed on the Gulf Coast before Hurricane Katrina and how they have been magnified or altered since the storm. With a focus on social axes of power such as gender, sexuality, race, and class, this book tells new and personalized

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Left to Chance
  • Author : Steve Kroll-Smith,Vern Baxter,Pam Jenkins
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01

How do survivors recover from the worst urban flood in American history, a disaster that destroyed nearly the entire physical landscape of a city, as well as the mental and emotional maps that people use to navigate their everyday lives? This question has haunted the survivors of Hurricane Katrina and

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Covering Katrina
  • Author : Carimanda Baynard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010

The impact of Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005 was particularly devastating to New Orleans, Louisiana. Catastrophic damage threatened the lives of many unable to evacuate due to limited financial resources. The print media coverage of Hurricane Katrina exposed a long history of social inequality in New Orleans based on race,

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Volatile Places
  • Author : Valerie Gunter,Steve Kroll-Smith
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2006-11-22

Volatile Places: A Sociology of Communities and Environmental Controversies is a thoughtful guide to the spirited public controversies that inevitably occur when environments and human communities collide. The movie "An Inconvenient Truth" based on the environmental activism of Al Gore and the devastation of Hurricane Katrina are specifically highlighted. Authors

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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

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Post Rita Reflections
  • Author : Stanley C. Weeber
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009

This Louisiana sociologist welcomed Hurricane Katrina evacuees into his school, and then a few weeks later became an evacuee himself as Hurricane Rita struck Louisiana. This book serves as a remembrance of what happened to the people as well as the places that were completely destroyed and long forgotten by

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Recovering Inequality
  • Author : Steve Kroll-Smith
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-15

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

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Racing the Storm
  • Author : Hillary Potter, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2007-08-02

Racing the Storm addresses how racial stratification continues to be a factor in U.S. society and was exposed by Hurricane Katrina. The continuing significance of race is examined by considering public opinion, media representations, and government and volunteer response before, during, and after the storm.

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Caught in the Path of Katrina
  • Author : J. Steven Picou,Keith Nicholls
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-04

In 2008, three years after Hurricane Katrina cut a deadly path along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, researchers J. Steven Picou and Keith Nicholls conducted a survey of the survivors in Louisiana and Mississippi, receiving more than twenty-five hundred responses, and followed up two years later with more

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