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After the storm : Black intellectuals explore the meaning of Hurricane Katrina

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E185.615.A594 2006
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  E185.615.A594 2006
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 305.896 AFT
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  305.896 AFT

Available for the first time in paperback after selling out its hardcover print run and being frequently named among the best of the Katrina books, After the Storm offers "angry, learned, focused, readable, [and] essential" writing, according to Library Journal , in which contributors face what Ebony magazine calls "questions about poverty, housing, governmental decision-making, crime, community development and political participation, which were raised in the aftermath of the storm."

Featuring the work of leading African American intellectuals, including Derrick Bell, Charles Ogletree, Michael Eric Dyson, Cheryl Harris, Devon Carbado, Adolph Reed, Sheryll Cashin, and Clement Alexander Price, After the Storm suggests "precisely what we must do if we are to both save the planet and create the great towns and cities that we can proudly bequeath to future generations" ( Socialist Review ).

Many thousands gone, again / David Dante Troutt
Katrina : the American dilemma redux / Sheryll Cashin
The persistence of race politics and the restraint of recovery in Katrina's wake / John Valery White
The real divide / Adolph L. Reed, Jr.
Historicizing Katrina / Clement Alexander Price
Great migrations? / Michael Eric Dyson
Loot or find : fact or frame? / Cheryl I. Harris and Devon W. Carbado
While visions of deviance danced in their heads / Katheryn Russell-Brown
From wrongs to rights : Hurricane Katrina from a global perspective / Adrien Katherine Wing
The station / Anthony Paul Farley.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "These 10 original, judiciously edited essays-most of them by lawyers-explore the political and social response to Hurricane Katrina. The two opening pieces look back to the historical development of ghetto neighborhoods. Another complementary pair addresses the centrality of race in Louisiana politics and the commonalities of black and white suffering. Among the best are Clement Alexander Price's "Historicizing Katrina," a groundbreaking review of the "close link between natural disaster and black migrations in American history," and Cheryl I. Harris and Devon W. Carbado's "Loot or Find: Fact or Frame?" an eye-opening riff on the way the frame of race filters our perception of fact. Others consider the treatment of the victims as criminal acts, delve into the dispersal of the population and examine the media response. All are succinct and fresh, bound by the common question of whether there will be a new New Orleans, how it will be made and how much of the old New Orleans can be resuscitated. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 21st century.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Political aspects.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects.
Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 21st century.
Publisher New York :New Press :2006
Distributed by W. W. Norton & Co.,
Contributors Troutt, David Dante.
Language English
Description xxvii, 164 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 1595581162 (hardcover)
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