Katrina's imprint : race and vulnerability in America / edited by Keith Wailoo ... [et al.].

New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2010.
vii, 209 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Related name
Rutgers studies in race and ethnicity. [More in this series]
Summary note
Published on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, this volume reflects on how history, location, access to transportation, health care, and social position feed vulnerability and resilience and shape prospects for the recovery of New Orleans and the Gulf region. It offers the argument for why we cannot wait for the next disaster before we apply the lessons we have learned from Katrina.--[book cover]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : Katrina's impact / Keith Wailoo, Karen M. O'Neill, and Jeffrey Dowd -- Who sank New Orleans? How engineering the river created environmental injustice / Karen M. O'Neill -- Invisible tethers : transportation and discrimination in the age of Katrina / Mia Bay -- A slow, toxic decline : dialysis patients, technological failure, and the unfulfilled promise of health in America / Keith Wailoo -- The ship of state : framing an understanding of federalism and the perfect disaster / Roland Anglin -- Seeing Katrina's dead / Ann Fabian -- Second-lining the jazz city : jazz funerals, Katrina, and the reemergence of New Orleans / Richard Mizelle Jr. -- Racism, trauma and resilience : the psychological impact of Katrina / Nancy Boyd-Franklin -- The haunted houses of New Orleans : Gothic homelessness and African American experience / Evie Shockley -- Rebroadcasting Katrina : blame, vulnerability, and post-2005 disaster commentary / Keith Wailoo and Jeffrey Dowd -- Protecting our assets : private and public responses to Katrina / John R. Aiello and Lyra Stein -- The labor market impact of natural disasters / William M. Rodgers III -- The Katrina diaspora : dislocation and the reproduction of segregation and employment inequality / Niki T. Dickerson -- Katrina and the myth of self-sufficiency / David Dante Troutt -- Race, vulnerability, and recovery / Keith Wailoo, Karen M. O'Neill, and Jeffrey Dowd.
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