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The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe (Hardback)
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The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe (Hardback)

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Hardback 390 Pages / Published: 16/09/2010
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The second edition of The Sociology of Katrina again brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue and deepen our understanding of the modern catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. The new edition has been updated and revised throughout, including data about recovery efforts and conditions, and discussions of social issues like education, health care, crime, and the economy. This edition features a new chapter focused on the Katrina experience for people in the primary impact area, or "ground zero," five years after the storm.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442206267
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 244 x 165 x 26 mm
Edition: Second Edition


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This second edition constitutes further in depth learning from the most destructive collision in American history between nature's hazard and socially constructed vulnerability, knowledge that is essential as societies head toward more confrontations. -- Raymond Murphy, President, Environment and Society Research Committee of the International Sociological Association; emeritus professor of sociology
From so many vantage points come clear and well formulated descriptions and analyses of Katrina and the consequences - many of them dire - of this unnatural event. Anyone who wants to know about Katrina, or indeed disaster of any sort, needs to read this important and authoritative book. -- Harvey Molotch, New York University
The 'natural' disaster of Hurricane Katrina was also a major sociological event. Issues of who suffered most, the way damage was assessed, how response organized and the nature of the rebuilding effort were all shaped by social factors. This book gives an important overview, addressing concerns from the role of race and class in shaping impact to the role of religion in shaping response. It will be useful to students and researchers and should be read widely as Americans try to learn from the Katrina catastrophe. -- Craig Calhoun, president, Social Science Research Council; professor of sociology and history, New York University
The book is a collection of papers presented at the 2006 Southern Sociological Society meeting in New Orleans, updated with new chapters added for this second edition in 2010. * Solidarity *

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