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Racing the Storm : Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina - Hillary Potter

Racing the Storm

Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina

By: Hillary Potter (Editor), Terri Adams-Fuller (Contribution by), Meera Adya (Contribution by), Duke Austin (Contribution by), Angela P. Cole (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 1st August 2007
ISBN: 9780739119747
Number Of Pages: 314

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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit land and gravely affected the lives of many people in the states along the Gulf Coast. Katrina went beyond demonstrating the devastating natural effects of a hurricane by exposing the continuing significance of race relations and racial stereotyping in U.S. society.Racing the Storm serves to highlight the race-based perceptions of and responses to Katrina survivors by governmental entities, volunteers, the media, and the general public. Scholars from a variety of disciplines take on the task of analyzing the social phenomena and racial implications surrounding Hurricane Katrina.

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Racing the Storm: Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina is a wide ranging exploration of the many phases of the catastrophe, from social psychological statistical analysis of social identity and attributions explanations of race-based perceptions, the meaning of crime and looting from the perspectives of Black and minority people, the history and emerging racialization of Latino immigrants in New Orleands, to an intriguing comparison of Katrina and the human suffering caused by the war in Iraq. I strongly recommend it.--B. E. Aguirre, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware

Introductionp. ix
Perception and Typecasting
Making Sense of a Huricane: Social Identity and Attribution Explanations of Race-Related Differences in Katrina Disaster Responsep. 3
The Color(s) of Crisis; How Race, Rumor and Collective Memory Shape the Legacy of Katrinap. 33
Reframing Crime in a Disaster: Perception, Reality, and Criminalization of Survival Tactics among African Americans in the Aftermath of Katrinap. 51
Cultural Differences in Perceptions of the Government and the Legal System: Hurricane Katrina Highlights What Has Been There All Alongp. 67
Culture and Community
From "Gateway to the Americas" to the "Chocolate City": The Racialization of Latinos in New Orleansp. 95
Saxophones, Trumpets, and Hurricanes: The Cultural Restructuring of New Orleansp. 115
Prayer and Social Welfare in the Wake of Katrina: Race and Volunteerism in Disaster Responsep. 135
Citizenship, Politics, and Government Priorities
Stipulations: A Typology of Citizenship in the United States After Katrinap. 157
Protect or Neglect? Social Structure, Decision Making, and the Risk of Living in African American Places in New Orleansp. 171
Blown Away: U.S. Militarism and Hurricane Katrinap. 197
Spectacular Privatizations: Perceptions and Lessons from Privatization of Warfare and the Privatization of Disasterp. 225
Running Faster Next Time: Blacks and Homeland Securityp. 247
Conclusionp. 261
p. 267
p. 275
Bibliographyp. 279
Indexp. 305
Contributorsp. 309
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ISBN: 9780739119747
ISBN-10: 0739119745
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 1st August 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 16.05  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.49