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Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

Robin Leichenko and Karen O'Brien

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195177329
eISBN:
9780199869800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177329.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores the connections between two of the most transformative processes of the 21st century, namely global environmental change and globalization. It presents a conceptual framework for ... More


Between Gotham and the Gulf

Jamie Peck

in Constructions of Neoliberal Reason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199580576
eISBN:
9780191595240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580576.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines the project of the ‘new urban right’, highlighting the role of neoliberal think tanks and their ‘organic intellectuals’ in the development of new policy frames and strategies. ... More


Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Harvey Molotch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The inspections we put up with at airport gates and the endless warnings we get at train stations, on buses, and all the rest are the way we encounter the vast apparatus of U.S. security. Like the ... More


Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Larry Rockwood, Ronald Stewart, and Thomas Dietz (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book reviews and analyzes the period (roughly from the 1950s to the present) when the “environment” became an issue as important as economic growth, or war and peace. The aim is to assess the ... More


Changing Contexts and Emerging Vulnerabilities

Robin M. Leichenko and Karen L. O'Brien

in Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195177329
eISBN:
9780199869800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177329.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter demonstrates how processes of global change are affecting vulnerability to all types of shocks and extreme events in urban areas. It first shows how both processes are altering ... More


Responding to Natural Disaster and Rebuilding: Loss and Resurrection on the Gulf Coast

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reveals how churches are transforming the ministry of disaster relief and rebuilding by integrating the environment into their efforts. Many churches and faith organizations are making ... More


Conclusion

Peter Slade

in Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372625
eISBN:
9780199871728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372625.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There is still strong resistance within Mission Mississippi to address issues of systemic social injustice as part of the message of Christian reconciliation; however, the book concludes that a ... More


Mitigation Watchdogs: The Ethical Foundation for a Journalist’s Role

Lee Wilkins

in Journalism Ethics: A Philosophical Approach

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195370805
eISBN:
9780199776610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370805.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Katrina was what practiced journalists might call a systems story with a human face. First, Katrina was about the systems put in place to deal with disasters and hazards. The political systems ... More


Facing Katrina: Illusions of Levee and Compulsion to Build

Harvey Molotch

in Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter turns to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast to demonstrate command and disarray in the way that city meets river. It describes how threats from nature become part of the social-political ... More


Musings from White Rock Lake: Poems

Karen Baker-Fletcher

in Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227457
eISBN:
9780823236626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227457.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter presents an ecological poem by Karen Baker–Fletcher, which circulates through the catastrophic hurricane experiences of Katrina and Rita.


Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Andrea Miller, Shearon Roberts, and Victoria LaPoe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039720
eISBN:
9781626740174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039720.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the media experiences of the dual disasters to hit the Gulf Coast within five years, Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The disaster journalism is compared ... More


The Great Recession: The damage done and the rot revealed

Josh Bivens and Lawrence Mishel

in Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter argues that the consequences of the Great Recession are driven by social and political choices about how the economy is managed. It was not inevitable that the significant ... More


Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Beverly Bell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than a quarter-million people and leaving another two million Haitians homeless. This book is a searing account of the first ... More


Stop Making Sense: The Aporia of Race and Ethics

Shannon Winnubst

in Way Too Cool: Selling Out Race and Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172950
eISBN:
9780231539883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172950.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

With the help of Lacan's seminar on anxiety, I draw out characteristics of the Real to develop the doubled aporia of race and ethics in the neolbieral episteme. To develop this in a cultural mode, I ... More


Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Emmanuel David

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041266
eISBN:
9780252099861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurrican Katrina provides a sociohistorical account of the emergence of Women of the Storm in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. After presenting a detailed ... 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


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


Search and Rescue

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

One might believe that the authorities in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, which left some 70,000 rotting and abandoned buildings, would make a concerted effort to help the thousands of squatters ... More


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


Perilous Place, Powerful Storms: Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana

Craig E. Colten

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732382
eISBN:
9781604733457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732382.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The hurricane protection systems that failed New Orleans when Katrina roared on shore in 2005 were the product of four decades of engineering hubris, excruciating delays, and social conflict. This ... More


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