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Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative

Kate Parker Horigan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817884
eISBN:
9781496817921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817884.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

When survivors are seen as agents in their own stories, they will be seen as agents in their own recovery. A better grasp on the processes of narration and memory is critical for improved disaster ... More


Introduction

Kate Parker Horigan

in Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817884
eISBN:
9781496817921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817884.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter begins with a personal narrative of Katrina, positioning the author as a survivor-ethnographer, and describes the book’s origins in Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston, a ... More


Church of Early Experience: Negotiating Family and Faith

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890309
eISBN:
9780199352630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This section outlines the decision Edwards had to make in relation to ecclesiology: to take up the convictions of his father Timothy or his grandfather Solomon Stoddard. Later in life, Jonathan ... More


Narrating Traumatic Experience in Civil War Memoir

John A Casey

in New Men: Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265398
eISBN:
9780823266708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265398.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Unable to realize their prewar dreams of autonomous work and manhood, many veterans increasingly turned to the past for solace. However, their memories of the war were filled with reminders of the ... More


Humours1 of the Great Strike

Rachelle Hope Saltzman

in A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

‘Humours of the General Strike’ illustrates the ways in which a variety of humorous verbal genres, dramatic forms, and satirical cartoons proliferated during the strike. Observers and participants of ... More


Truth Means Many Things

Daniel Peretti

in Superman in Myth and Folklore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814586
eISBN:
9781496814623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814586.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Building from the foundation of Hans Vaihinger’s philosophy of “as if”, this chapter examines how several Superman fans and writers use the character as a moral exemplar. It provides several personal ... More


Touching lives: writing the sociological and the personal

Carol Smart

in Writing otherwise: Experiments in cultural criticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089428
eISBN:
9781781707340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089428.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In her essay, Carol Smart looks back on her work as a sociologist of family relations, challenging the academic requirement to retain distance and objectivity, and exploring how the personal ... More


Documenting Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and One Family’s Saga

Rebecca Hankins and Akua Duku Anokye

in Critical Trauma Studies: "Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479896561
eISBN:
9781479828425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896561.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

On August 29, 2005 the world witnessed the devastation of Hurricane Katrina as it swept through New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast of Mississippi; a natural disaster that will forever be ... More


What Approval Means

Bruno Perreau and Deke Dusinberre

in The Politics of Adoption: Gender and the Making of French Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027229
eISBN:
9780262323383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027229.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter five examines the whole approval process; it analyses the moral registers on which social workers rely when justifying their choice of “good” prospective adopters. It shows that an ... More


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