The Sociology of Katrina

The Sociology of Katrina : Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 793.78g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1442206276
  • 9781442206274
  • 841,510

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This second edition constitutes further in depth learning from the most destructive collision in American history between nature's hazard and socially constructed vulnerability, knowledge that is essential as societies head toward more confrontations. -- Raymond Murphy, President, Environment and Society Research Committee of the International Sociological Association; emeritus professor of sociology From so many vantage points come clear and well formulated descriptions and analyses of Katrina and the consequences - many of them dire - of this unnatural event. Anyone who wants to know about Katrina, or indeed disaster of any sort, needs to read this important and authoritative book. -- Harvey Molotch, New York University The 'natural' disaster of Hurricane Katrina was also a major sociological event. Issues of who suffered most, the way damage was assessed, how response organized and the nature of the rebuilding effort were all shaped by social factors. This book gives an important overview, addressing concerns from the role of race and class in shaping impact to the role of religion in shaping response. It will be useful to students and researchers and should be read widely as Americans try to learn from the Katrina catastrophe. -- Craig Calhoun, president, Social Science Research Council; professor of sociology and history, New York University The book is a collection of papers presented at the 2006 Southern Sociological Society meeting in New Orleans, updated with new chapters added for this second edition in 2010. Solidarityshow more

About David L. Brunsma

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.show more

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 Contributorsshow more

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