There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster by Gregory Squires
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There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster
By Gregory Squires

There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster

Race, Class, and Hurricane Katrina

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Format: Hardback

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There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster by Gregory Squires

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There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster is the first comprehensive critical book on the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. The disaster will go down on record as one of the worst in American history, not least because of the government's inept and cavalier response. But it is also a huge story for other reasons; the impact of the hurricane was uneven, and race and class were deeply implicated in the unevenness. Hartman and. Squires assemble two dozen critical scholars and activists who present a multifaceted portrait of the social implications of the disaster. The book covers the response to the disaster and the roles that race and class played, its impact on housing and redevelopment, the historical context of urban disasters in America and the future of economic development in the region. It offers strategic guidance for key actors - government agencies, financial institutions, neighbourhood organizations - in efforts to rebuild shattered communities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415954860
ISBN-10: 041595486X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gregory Squires

Chester Hartman, an urban planner and author, is Director of Research of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council in Washington, DC. Gary Squires is Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at George Washington University.

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