Racing the Storm: Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina

Racing the Storm: Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina

by Hillary Potter
     
 

Racing the Storm addresses how racial stratification continues to be a factor in U.S. society and was exposed by Hurricane Katrina. The continuing significance of race is examined by considering public opinion, media representations, and government and volunteer response before, during, and after the storm.See more details below

Overview

Racing the Storm addresses how racial stratification continues to be a factor in U.S. society and was exposed by Hurricane Katrina. The continuing significance of race is examined by considering public opinion, media representations, and government and volunteer response before, during, and after the storm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739119730
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/02/2007
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Perception and Typecasting Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Making Sense of a Hurricane: Social Identity and Attribution Explanations of Race-related Differences in Katrina Disaster Responses Chapter 4 Chapter 2: The Color(s) of Crisis: How Race, Rumor, and Collective Memory Shape the Legacy of Katrina Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Reframing Crime in a Disaster: Perception, Reality, and Criminalization of Survival Tactics Among African Americans in the Aftermath of Katrina Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Cultural Differences in Perceptions of the Government and the Legal System: Hurricane Katrina Highlights What Has Been There All Along Part 7 Part II: Culture and Community Chapter 8 Chapter 5: From "Gateway to the Americas" to the "Chocolate City:" The Racialization of Latinos in New Orleans Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Saxophones, Trumpets, and Hurricanes: The Cultural Restructuring of New Orleans Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Prayer and Social Welfare in the Wake of Katrina: Race and Volunteerism in Disaster Response Part 11 Part III: Citizenship, Politics, and Government Priorities Chapter 12 Chapter 8: Stipulations: A Typology of Citizenship in the United States after Katrina Chapter 13 Chapter 9: Protect or Neglect? Social Structure, Decision Making, and the Risk of Living in African American Places in New Orleans Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Blown Away: U.S. Militarism and Hurricane Katrina Chapter 15 Chapter 11: Spectacular Privatizations: Perceptions and Lessons from Privatization of Warfare and the Privatization of Disaster Chapter 16 Chapter 12: Running Faster Next Time: Blacks and Homeland Security Chapter 17 Conclusion

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