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The second edition of The Sociology of Katrina brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to deepen our understanding of the modern catastrophe that was Hurricane Katrina. Five years after the storm, its profound impact continues to be felt.
This new edition explores emerging themes, as well as ongoing issues that continue to besiege survivors. The book has been updated and revised throughout, and the contributors thoroughly review the important topic of recovery-both in New Orleans and in the wider area of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This revised edition also features a new chapter focused on the Katrina experience for people in the primary impact area, or "ground zero," five years after the storm.
From this important update of the acclaimed first edition, it is apparent that "the storm is not over," as Katrina continues to generate political, economic, community, and personal controversy.
This book brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue the modern catastrophe that is Katrina. Included are discussions of sociological perspectives of disaster literature, alternative views and analyses of early post-storm data collection efforts, and emerging social questions that have surfaced in the aftermath of Katrina. All royalties from the sale of this book go to the Disaster Relief Fund of the Southern Sociological Society.
List of Figures xi
List of Tables xiii
Foreword Kai Erikson xvii
Preface to the First Edition David L. Brunsma xxi
Preface to the Second Edition David L. Brunsma J. Steven Picou xxiii
Introduction: Katrina as Paradigm Shift: Reflections on Disaster Research in the Twenty-First Century J. Steven Picou David L. Brunsma David Overfelt 1
Part I Framing Katrina: Context and Construction
1 Finding and Framing Katrina: The Social Construction of Disaster Russell R. Dynes Havidán Rodríguez 25
2 Disaster as War: Militarism and the Social Construction of Disaster in New Orleans Kathleen Tierney Christine A. Bevc 37
3 Crime and Hurricanes in New Orleans Kelly Frailing Dee Wood Harper 55
Part II Experiencing Evacuation
4 Families and Hurricane Response: Risk, Roles, Resources, Race, and Religion: A Framework for Understanding Family Evacuation Strategies, Stress, and Return Migration Timothy J. Haney James R. Elliott Elizabeth Fussell 77
5 Race, Class, and Capital amidst the Hurricane Katrina Diaspora John Barnshaw Joseph Trainor 103
6 Understanding Community-Based Disaster Response: Houston's Religious Congregations and Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Emily Holcombe 119
Part III Ongoing Disaster: Reaction and Recovery
7 Community Recovery from Hurricane Katrina: Storm Experiences, Property Damage, and the Human Condition Christine A. Bevc Keith Nicholls J. Steven Picou 135
8 After the Levees Broke: Reactions of College Students to the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Kris Macomber Sarah E. Rusche Delmar Wright 157
9 Landscapes of Disaster and Place Orientation in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina DeMond Shondell Miller Jason David Rivera 177
10 Using Research to Inform and Build Capacity among Community-Based Organizations: Four Years of Gulf Coast Recovery following Hurricane Katrina Anna M. Kleiner John J. Green JoLynn P. Montgomery Dana Thomas 191
11 Rebuilding New Orleans Neighborhoods after Hurricane Katrina: Toward a Theory of Social Structure and Cultural Creativity George E. Capowich Marcus M. Kondkar 207
Part IV Postdisaster Institutional Change
12 Disaster Impacts on Education: Hurricane Katrina and the Adaptation and Recovery of New Orleans-Area Colleges and Universities Lisa A. Eargle Ashraf M. Esmail Shyamal K. Das 227
13 Heath Needs, Health Care, and Katrina Nancy G. Kutner 251
14 Immigration, Reconstruction, and Settlement: Hurricane Katrina and the Emergence of Immigrant Communities Katharine M. Donato Nicole Trujillo-Pagán Carl L. Bankston III Audrey Singer 265
Postscript: Considering Katrina Lee Clarke 291
Appendix Tables 299
About the Editors and Contributors 355