Hurricane Katrina and the Redefinition of Landscape

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Overview

Hurricane Katrina and the Redefinition of Landscape discusses the ways in which Hurricane Katrina and other such disasters that follow in the wake of large-scale natural phenomena have the ability to alter the physical and social landscapes of an area. DeMond Shondell Miller and Jason David Rivera emphasize the importance of the physical landscape and explore the ways in which any alteration to the landscape affects the economic, cultural, and political lives of the survivors. Through the example of Hurricane Katrina and the resulting devastation to New Orleans, Miller and Rivera suggest that economic and political policies should be more reflective of each unique physical location, thereby aiding in the development and sustainability of different cultures, economies, and political landscapes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739121467
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Figures ix

Tables xi

Photospreads xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

1 The Concepts of Place and Landscape 8

2 The Physical Landscape 24

3 The Cultural and Economic Landscapes 46

4 The Political Landscape 67

5 Views of Changing Landscapes 91

6 Civic Trust 106

Conclusion 126

Bibliography 146

Index 169

About the Authors 171

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