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Reification of the Human: Global Organ Harvesting and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

J. Paul Narkunas

in Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280308
eISBN:
9780823281534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280308.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel Never Let Me Go follows a group of genetic clones who are created as wards of the British health service because they serve a utilitarian function: They are manufactured ... More


Ahumans: A Guide to Nonmarket Living

J. Paul Narkunas

in Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280308
eISBN:
9780823281534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280308.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The conclusion brings together and extends some general lines of argument within the book. The book closes with several axioms to question the present reification of life and to offer strategies for ... More


Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

John Arena

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the early 1980s the tenant leaders of New Orleans St. Thomas public housing development and their community activist allies were militant, uncompromising defenders of the city’s public housing ... More


Confronting the New Boss: Struggles for Home and Community in the Postsegregation Era, 1965–1985

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 1 provides a demographic profile of the St. Thomas and the collective efforts residents mounted to address their grievances.


Undoing the Black Urban Regime: Resistance to Displacement and Elite Divisions, 1986–1988

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 2 outlines the expansion, and intertwining, of tourism and gentrification in New Orleans. I then detail and evaluate the effectiveness, in the context of electing the city’s second black ... More


Neoliberalism and Nonprofits: Selling Privatization at St. Thomas, 1989–1995

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 3 continues a focus on political strategy by addressing how and why the St. Thomas residents and their advisors undertook a dramatic political reversal by forging a partnership with the ... More


No Hope in Hope VI: Dismantling Public Housing from the Nation to the Neighborhood

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 4 analyzes how federal public housing policy was “neoliberalized” in the 1990s, the embrace of “reform” by New Orleans developers and public officials, and how federal initiatives were worked ... More


When Things Fall Apart: From the Dreams of St. Thomas to theNightmare of River Gardens, 1996–2002

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 5 chronicles the creation of the final redevelopment plan, the promises broken by developers, the mayor, and housing officials, internal divisions, and the final eviction of the residents. ... More


Whose City Is It?: Hurricane Katrina and the Struggle for New Orleans’s Public Housing, 2003–2008

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 6 looks at the struggle to defend New Orleans public housing communities, and the role that nonprofits played in undermining those efforts, post-Katrina.


Managing Contradictions: The Coalition to Stop the Demolitions

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 7 studies the role that nonprofits played in undermining the efforts of New Orleans public housing communities post-Katrina.


ConclusionLessons from New Orleans

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the conclusion I identify the lessons–the “silver lining”–that the human-made disasters of St. Thomas and Katrina can provide for reigniting a movement for racial and economic justice.


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