Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six

Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six

by Jordan Flaherty
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1608460657

ISBN-13: 9781608460656

Pub. Date: 09/01/2010

Publisher: Haymarket Books

Floodlines is a firsthand account of race, community, culture, and struggle in New Orleans. Jordan Flaherty expertly weaves the interconnected stories of public housing residents, gay rappers, Mardi Gras Indians, Arab and Latino immigrants, and grassroots activists into a compelling story of resistance. From post-Katrina evacuee camps to organizing with the family

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Floodlines is a firsthand account of race, community, culture, and struggle in New Orleans. Jordan Flaherty expertly weaves the interconnected stories of public housing residents, gay rappers, Mardi Gras Indians, Arab and Latino immigrants, and grassroots activists into a compelling story of resistance. From post-Katrina evacuee camps to organizing with the family members of the Jena Six, Floodlines tells the stories behind the headlines, from an unforgettable time and place in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608460656
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword Amy Goodman xi

Preface Tracie Washington xviii

Introduction: We Know This Place 1

1 We Won't Bow Down: Culture and Resistance in New Orleans 5

2 Lies on the News: The Flood and Its Aftermath 31

3 Still Got Me in Disbelief: New Orleans After the Storm 53

4 Wonder How We Doin': The Blank Slate 79

5 Dollar Day in New Orleans: Money and Relief 113

6 Behind Them Penitentiary Walls: Organizing in Prison 135

7 Serve and Protect: Criminalizing the Survivors 157

8 You Don't Want to Go to War: The Struggle for Housing 183

9 The Rest of the World Lives Here Too: Immigrant Struggles 213

10 Fight for What's Right: The Jena Generation 227

Conclusion: Desire 255

Appendix I Organizations in the Struggle for Post-Katrina Justice 267

Appendix II Letter from the People of New Orleans to Our Friends and Allies 274

Appendix III Pledge in Support of a Just Rebuilding of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, and the U.S. Gulf Coast 277

Appendix IV New Orleans Films 279

Notes 283

Index 295

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