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Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana

David M. Burley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734881
eISBN:
9781621034971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734881.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

What is it like to lose your front porch to the ocean? To watch saltwater destroy your favorite fishing holes? To see playgrounds and churches subside and succumb to brackish and rising water? The ... More


Hurricane Rita and the New normal: Modified Communication and New Traditions in Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes

Keagan Lejeune

in Culture after the Hurricanes: Rhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734904
eISBN:
9781621032540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734904.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter talks about the changes in what became the “new normal” in New Orleans after Hurricane Rita, such as the communication of communal concern, feelings of solidarity and togetherness, and ... More


Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Barry Jean Ancelet, Marcia Gaudet, and Carl Lindahl (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book chronicles the brave and creative acts through which Gulf Coast people rescued their neighbors during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ordinary citizens joined in with ... More


Storm Stories: The Social and Cultural Implications of Katrina and Rita

Barry Jean Ancelet

in Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents reflections on how folklorists can help people and institutions understand the cultural and social implications of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Folklorists must remind everyone ... More


The Flooding of New Orleans

Karl F. Seidman

in Coming Home to New Orleans: Neighborhood Rebuilding After Katrina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945511
eISBN:
9780199333189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945511.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides an overview of Hurricane Katrina, the flooding of New Orleans and their impact on the scope of rebuilding that New Orleans faced. First, it summarizes the the evolution of ... More


Culture after the Hurricanes: Rhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

M. B. Hackler (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734904
eISBN:
9781621032540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734904.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Rebuilding in Louisiana and Mississippi after hurricanes Katrina and Rita presented some very thorny issues. Certain cultural projects benefited from immediate attention and funding while others, ... More


“There was Never a Question of Data”: Perspectives from Ten Years Out

Peggy Frankland

in Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037726
eISBN:
9781621039402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037726.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents some final words from Wilma Subra. Wilma discusses three big disasters that have tested Louisiana since 2000—Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, and the BP spill—each of which ... More


Hurricane Gumbo

Mike Davis and Anthony Fontenot

in Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes how the residents of Ville Platte—a poor Cajun and black Creole community in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana—opened their doors to over 5,000 displaced people they call “company” ... More


An Interview with Glen Miguez

Glen Miguez and Barry Jean Ancelet

in Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents an interview with Glen Miguez, who helped rescue some people who were stranded in their flooded homes due to Hurricane Rita. Glen spent the entire day picking people up and ... More


Survivor to Survivor: Two Duets

Carl Lindahl

in Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The most important and compelling Katrina stories are those shared among survivors. Survivor interviewers train themselves to ask briefly and listen deeply in order to give the storyteller ... More


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