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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739119737

ISBN-13: 9780739119730

Pub. Date: 08/02/2007

Publisher: Lexington Books

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit land and gravely affected the lives of many people in the states along the Gulf Coast. Katrina went beyond demonstrating the devastating natural effects of a hurricane by exposing the continuing significance of race relations and racial stereotyping in U.S. society. Racing the Storm serves to highlight the race-based

Overview

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit land and gravely affected the lives of many people in the states along the Gulf Coast. Katrina went beyond demonstrating the devastating natural effects of a hurricane by exposing the continuing significance of race relations and racial stereotyping in U.S. society. Racing the Storm serves to highlight the race-based perceptions of and responses to Katrina survivors by governmental entities, volunteers, the media, and the general public. Scholars from a variety of disciplines take on the task of analyzing the social phenomena and racial implications surrounding Hurricane Katrina.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739119730
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/02/2007
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
Perception and Typecasting
Making Sense of a Hurricane: Social Identity and Attribution Explanations of Race-Related Differences in Katrina Disaster Response     3
The Color(s) of Crisis: How Race, Rumor and Collective Memory Shape the Legacy of Katrina     33
Reframing Crime in a Disaster: Perception, Reality, and Criminalization of Survival Tactics among African Americans in the Aftermath of Katrina     51
Cultural Differences in Perceptions of the Government and the Legal System: Hurricane Katrina Highlights What Has Been There All Along     67
Culture and Community
From "Gateway to the Americas" to the "Chocolate City": The Racialization of Latinos in New Orleans     95
Saxophones, Trumpets, and Hurricanes: The Cultural Restructuring of New Orleans     115
Prayer and Social Welfare in the Wake of Katrina: Race and Volunteerism in Disaster Response     135
Citizenship, Politics, and Government Priorities
Stipulations: A Typology of Citizenship in the United States After Katrina     157
Protect or Neglect? Social Structure, Decision Making, and the Risk of Living in African American Places in New Orleans     171
Blown Away: U.S. Militarism and Hurricane Katrina     197
Spectacular Privatizations: Perceptions and Lessons from Privatization of Warfare and the Privatization of Disaster     225
Running Faster Next Time: Blacks andHomeland Security     247
Conclusion     261
Appendix 1.1     267
Appendix 1.2     275
Bibliography     279
Index     305
Contributors     309

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