The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe / Edition 1

The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe / Edition 1

by David L. Brunsma, David Overfelt, Steve Picou
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742559300

ISBN-13: 9780742559301

Pub. Date: 08/05/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

A second edition of this textbook is now available.

As a disaster, Hurricane Katrina logs in as both the most destructive and instructive when considering the cataclysmic effects, as well as the magnitude of knowledge, that can be drawn from it. This meteorological event became the stimulus for devastating technological failures and widespread toxic contamination

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A second edition of this textbook is now available.

As a disaster, Hurricane Katrina logs in as both the most destructive and instructive when considering the cataclysmic effects, as well as the magnitude of knowledge, that can be drawn from it. This meteorological event became the stimulus for devastating technological failures and widespread toxic contamination, causing the largest internal diaspora of displaced people in recent U.S. history. This book brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue the modern catastrophe that is Hurricane Katrina. The chapters in this volume discuss sociological perspectives of disaster literature, provide alternative views and analyses of early post-storm data collection efforts, and examine emerging social questions that have surfaced in the aftermath of Katrina.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742559301
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Finding and Framing Katrina: The Social Construction of Disaster Part 1 Section One: Framing Katrina: Context and Construction Chapter 2 Disaster as War: Militarism and the Social Construction of Disaster in New Orleans Part 2 Section Two: Experiencing Evacuation Part 3 Section Three: Ongoing Disaster: Reaction and Recovery Chapter 3 Crime and Hurricanes in New Orleans Part 4 Section Four: Post-Disaster Institutional Change Chapter 4 Families and Hurricane Response: Evacuation, Separation, and the Emotional Toll of Hurricane Katrina Chapter 5 Race, Class, and Capital Amidst The Hurricane Katrina Diaspora Part 5 Postscript; Considering Katrina Chapter 6 Understanding Community-Based Disaster Response: Houston's Religious Congregations and Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Chapter 7 After the Levees Broke: Reactions of College Students to the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Chapter 8 Landscapes of Disaster and Place Orientation in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Chapter 9 A Community Study of Disaster Impacts and Redevelopment Issues Facing East Biloxi, Mississippi 10 Rebuilding New Orleans Neighborhoods After Hurricane Katrina: Toward a Theory of Social Structure and Cultural Creativity Chapter 11 Hurricane Katrina and its Impact on Eduation Chapter 12 Health Needs, Health Care and Katrina Chapter 13 Reconstructing New Orleans After Katrina: The Emergence of an Immigrant Labor Market

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