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Katrina's Imprint: Race and Vulnerability in America
edited by Keith Wailoo, Karen M. O'Neill, Jeffrey Dowd and Roland Anglin
contributions by Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Niki Dickerson, Ann Fabian, Richard Mizelle, William Rodgers, Evie Shockley, Lyra Stein, David Troutt, John Aiello and Mia Bay
introduction by Keith Wailoo, Karen M. O'Neill and Jeffrey Dowd
Rutgers University Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-0-8135-4978-1 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-4773-2 | Paper: 978-0-8135-4774-9
Library of Congress Classification HV636 2005.N4K38 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 976.044

Katrina's Imprint highlights the power of this sentinel American event and its continuing reverberations in contemporary politics, culture, and public policy. Published on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the multidisciplinary volume reflects on how history, location, access to transportation, health care, and social position feed resilience, recovery, and prospects for the future of New Orleans and the Gulf region. Essays examine the intersecting vulnerabilities that gave rise to the disaster, explore the cultural and psychic legacies of the storm, reveal how the process of rebuilding and starting over replicates past vulnerabilities, and analyze Katrina's imprint alongside American's myths of self-sufficiency. A case study of new weaknesses that have emerged in our era, this book offers an argument for why we cannot wait for the next disaster before we apply the lessons that should be learned from Katrina.

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