Clarke, Kristen

Seeking Higher Ground

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Table of contents

Part I. Politics and Place

1. The New Orleans Mayoral Election: The Voting Rights Act and the Politics of Return and Rebuild
Ronald Walters

2. The New Orleans That Race Built: Racism, Disaster, and Urban Spatial Relationships
Darwin Bond Graham

3. Race-Ing the Post-Katrina Political Landscape: An Analysis of the 2006 New Orleans Election
Kristen Clarke

4. Property and Security, Political Chameleons, and Dysfunctional Regime: A New Orleans Story
D. Osei Robertson

5. Hurricane Katrina as an Elaboration on an Ongoing Theme: Racialized Spaces in Louisiana
K. Animashaun Ducre

6. An Interview with Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle
Suzette M. Malveaux

Part II. Culture, Tradition, and Identity

7. New Orleans’s African American Musical Traditions: The Spirit and Soul of a City
Michael White

8. Hero, Eulogist, Trickster, and Critic: Ritual and Crisis in Post-Katrina Mardi Gras
Chelsey Louise Kivland

9. (Re)Imagining Ethnicity in the City of New Orleans: Katrina’s Geographical Allegory
Stephanie Houston Grey

10. The Rebuilding of a Tourist Industry: Immigrant Labor Exploitation in the Post-Katrina Reconstruction of New Orleans
Loren Redwood

Part III. Race and Repression

11. “Do you know What It Means … ?”: Mapping Emotion in the Aftermath of Katrina
Melissa Harris-Lacewell

12. Witness: The Racialized Gender Implications of Katrina
Kathleen A. Bergin

13. The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Race and Class Divide in America
Thomas J. Durant, Dawood Sultan

14. Katrina’s Southern “Exposure”: The Kanye Race Debate and the Repercussions of Discussion
Erica M. Czaja

15. Oral History, Folklore, and Katrina
Alan H. Stein, Gene B. Preuss

Part IV. Reimagining the Past and Reconstructing the Future

16. What Happens When the Footprints Shrink: New Orleans and the End of Eminence
Julianne Malveaux

17. “The City I Used to…Visit”: Tourist New Orleans and the Racialized Response to Hurricane Katrina
Lynell Thomas

18. The Social Construction of Disaster: New Orleans as the Paradigmatic American City
Chester Hartman, Gregory D. Squires

19. Are they katrina’s kids or Ours? The Experience of Displaced New Orleans Students in Their New Schools and Communities
Kevin Michael Foster

20. Envisioning “Complete Recovery” as an Alternative to “Unmitigated Disaster”
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Fred Bosman, Henk Bakker, Pieter Wit, Eric Noorthoorn, Robert Fullilove

Keywords: Social Sciences, Ethnicity Studies, African American Culture, Environmental Sociology, Social Justice, Equality and Human Rights, Public Policy

Publication year
The Critical Black Studies Series
Page amount
336 pages
Printed ISBN

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