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
     
 

The second edition of The Sociology of Katrina again brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue and deepen our understanding of the modern catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. The new edition has been updated and revised throughout, including data about recovery efforts and conditions, and discussions of social issues like

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The second edition of The Sociology of Katrina again brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue and deepen our understanding of the modern catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. The new edition has been updated and revised throughout, including data about recovery efforts and conditions, and discussions of social issues like education, health care, crime, and the economy. This edition features a new chapter focused on the Katrina experience for people in the primary impact area, or "ground zero," five years after the storm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442206274
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

David L. Brunsma is associate professor of sociology at the University of Missouri at Columbia.
David Overfelt is a graduate of sociology at the University of Missouri at Columbia and a member of Sociologists Without Borders.
J. Steven Picou is professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword by Kai Erikson
Preface to the First Edition by David L. Brunsma
Preface to the Second Edition by David L. Brunsma
Introduction: Katrina as Paradigm Shift: Reflections on Disaster Research in the Twenty-First Century
Part I: Framing Katrina: Context and Construction
Chapter 1: Finding and Framing Katrina: The Social Construction of Disaster
Chapter 2: Disaster as War: Militarism and the Social Construction of Disaster in New Orleans
Chapter 3: Crime and Hurricanes in New Orleans
Part II: Experiencing Evacuation
Chapter 4: Families and Hurricane Response: Risk, Roles, Resources, Race, and Religion: A Framework for Understanding Family Evacuation Strategies, Stress, and Return Migration
Chapter 5: Race, Class, and Capital amidst the Hurricane Katrina Diaspora
Chapter 6: Understanding Community-Based Disaster Response: Houston's Religious Congregations and Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
Part III: Ongoing Disaster: Reaction and Recovery
Chapter 7: Community Recovery from Hurricane Katrina: Storm Experiences, Property Damage, and the Human Condition
Chapter 8: After the Levees Broke: Reactions of College Students to the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Chapter 9: Landscapes of Disaster and Place Orientation in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Chapter 10: Using Research to Inform and Build Capacity Among Community-Based Organizations: Four Years of Gulf Coast Recovery Following Hurricane Katrina
Chapter 11:Rebuilding New Orleans Neighborhoods after Hurricane Katrina: Toward a Theory of Social Structure and Cultural Creativity
Part IV: Postdisaster Institutional Change
Chapter 12: Disaster Impacts on Education: Hurricane Katrina and the Adaptation and Recovery of New Orleans-Area Colleges and Universities
Chapter 13: Heath Needs, Health Care, and Katrina
Chapter 14: Immigration, Reconstruction and Settlement: Hurricane Katrina and the Emergence Immigrant Communities
Postscript: Considering Katrina
Appendix Tables
References
Index
About the Editors and Contributors

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