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The Resource The 'Katrina effect' : on the nature of catastrophe, edited by William M. Taylor, Michael P. Levine, Oenone Rooksby and Joely-Kym Sobott

The 'Katrina effect' : on the nature of catastrophe, edited by William M. Taylor, Michael P. Levine, Oenone Rooksby and Joely-Kym Sobott

Label
The 'Katrina effect' : on the nature of catastrophe
Title
The 'Katrina effect'
Title remainder
on the nature of catastrophe
Statement of responsibility
edited by William M. Taylor, Michael P. Levine, Oenone Rooksby and Joely-Kym Sobott
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On August 29th 2005, the headwaters of Hurricane Katrina's storm-surge arrived at New Orleans, the levees broke and the city was inundated. Perhaps no other disaster of the 21st century has so captured the global media's attention and featured in the 'imagination of disaster' like Katrina. The Katrina Effect charts the important ethical territory that underscores thinking about disaster and the built environment globally. Given the unfolding of recent events, disasters are acquiring original and complex meanings. This is partly because of the global expansion and technological interaction of urban societies in which the multiple and varied impacts of disasters are recognized. These meanings pose significant new problems for civil society: what becomes of public accountability, egalitarianism and other democratic ideals in the face of catastrophe? This collection of critical essays assesses the storm's global impact on overlapping urban, social and political imaginaries. Given the coincidence and 'perfect storm' of environmental, geo-political and economic challenges facing liberal democratic societies, communities will come under increasing strain to preserve and restore social fabric while affording all citizens equal opportunity in determining the forms that future cities and communities will take. Today, 21st century economic neo-liberalism, global warming or recent theories of 'urban vulnerability' and resilience provide key new contexts for understanding the meaning and legacy of Katrina." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV636 2005.N4
LC item number
K37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Taylor, William M.
  • Levine, Michael P.
  • Rooksby, Oenone
  • Sobott, Joely-Kym
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurricane Katrina (2005)
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Disasters
  • Civil society
  • Civil society
  • Disasters
  • Social aspects
Label
The 'Katrina effect' : on the nature of catastrophe, edited by William M. Taylor, Michael P. Levine, Oenone Rooksby and Joely-Kym Sobott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Catastrophe and the "Katrina Effect" / William M. Taylor and Michael P. Levine -- Reckoning : Disaster and Justice. The Effect of Katrina on Ideas of Justice / Naomi Zack ; New Orleans, 2005, and Port-au-Prince, 2010 : Some Reflections on Trans-American Disaster in the Twenty-first Century / Anna Hartnell -- Recomposing Katrina. "It's the end of the city (as we know it)" : Katrina as Metaphor and Template for the Urban Apocalypse / John Hannigan ; A Katrina Lexicon / Richard Campanella -- Bearing Witness : Journalists in the Eye of the Storm / James O'Byrne -- Dissembling : Sociology, Philosophy, and Ecology. Extending the "Urban Disaster" Paradigm : From New Orleans to Detroit (and Beyond?) / James Rhodes ; Witnessing Katrina : Morbid Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Disaster / Michael P. Levine -- Accounting for Disaster. Post-Katrina and Post-Financial Crises : Competing Logics of Risk, Uncertainty, and Security / Grahame F. Thompson ; Shifts in Compensating Victims of Disasters after Katrina / Michael G. Faure -- Tabula Rasa : Urbanism and Architecture. Katrina Effect : The Ruination of New Orleans and the Planners of Injustice / M. Christine Boyer ; Architecture after Katrina : Lessons from the Past or Designs for Someone Else's Future? / William M. Taylor ; Historic Urban Catastrophes : Learning for the Future from Wartime Destruction / Jeffry M. Diefendorf -- Memory : forgetfulness and commemoration. Historic City with a Poor Memory / Craig E. Colten ; Natural and Man-Made : Memorializing Complex Causes / David Simpson
Control code
893894307
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9781472595164
Lccn
2014046978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)893894307
Label
The 'Katrina effect' : on the nature of catastrophe, edited by William M. Taylor, Michael P. Levine, Oenone Rooksby and Joely-Kym Sobott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Catastrophe and the "Katrina Effect" / William M. Taylor and Michael P. Levine -- Reckoning : Disaster and Justice. The Effect of Katrina on Ideas of Justice / Naomi Zack ; New Orleans, 2005, and Port-au-Prince, 2010 : Some Reflections on Trans-American Disaster in the Twenty-first Century / Anna Hartnell -- Recomposing Katrina. "It's the end of the city (as we know it)" : Katrina as Metaphor and Template for the Urban Apocalypse / John Hannigan ; A Katrina Lexicon / Richard Campanella -- Bearing Witness : Journalists in the Eye of the Storm / James O'Byrne -- Dissembling : Sociology, Philosophy, and Ecology. Extending the "Urban Disaster" Paradigm : From New Orleans to Detroit (and Beyond?) / James Rhodes ; Witnessing Katrina : Morbid Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Disaster / Michael P. Levine -- Accounting for Disaster. Post-Katrina and Post-Financial Crises : Competing Logics of Risk, Uncertainty, and Security / Grahame F. Thompson ; Shifts in Compensating Victims of Disasters after Katrina / Michael G. Faure -- Tabula Rasa : Urbanism and Architecture. Katrina Effect : The Ruination of New Orleans and the Planners of Injustice / M. Christine Boyer ; Architecture after Katrina : Lessons from the Past or Designs for Someone Else's Future? / William M. Taylor ; Historic Urban Catastrophes : Learning for the Future from Wartime Destruction / Jeffry M. Diefendorf -- Memory : forgetfulness and commemoration. Historic City with a Poor Memory / Craig E. Colten ; Natural and Man-Made : Memorializing Complex Causes / David Simpson
Control code
893894307
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9781472595164
Lccn
2014046978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)893894307

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