The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe / Edition 2

The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe / Edition 2

by David L. Brunsma
     
 

ISBN-10: 1442206268

ISBN-13: 9781442206267

Pub. Date: 09/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442206267
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

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

References 301

Index 341

About the Editors and Contributors 355

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