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From Tipping Point to Meta-Crisis: Management, Media, and Hurricane Katrina

Chris Russill and Chad Lavin

in The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the failure of tipping point explanations of crisis in the flooding of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It suggests that under the current terms of neoliberal ... More


The Forgotten Ones: Black Women in the Wake of Katrina

Avis Jones-Deweever

in The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the gendered experience of disaster and recovery from the perspective of black women in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Drawing on field research and interviews ... More


Environment/Economy: And or Versus?

Michael Oluf Emerson and Kevin T. Smiley

in Market Cities, People Cities: The Shape of Our Urban Future

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479856794
eISBN:
9781479882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856794.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In chapter 6, we discuss in six parts how the environment and the economy stack up against each other. First, we show how the cities, until very recently, have had similar energy histories. Second, ... More


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