Culture after the Hurricanes : Rhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2010-07-01
Publisher(s): Univ Pr of Mississippi
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Summary

The diverse ethnic and cultural makeup of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast was affected significantly by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Much more stands to change as governments, national and international nonprofit organizations, churches, and community groups determine how and even where life will continue.

Author Biography

M.B. Hackler is the Board of Regents Ph.D. Fellow in Folklore at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is the editor of On and Off the Page: Mapping Place in Text and Culture.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction "Louisiana's New Oil" Planning for Culture on the New Gulf Coastp. 3
Civic Culture and the Politics of Planning for Neighborhoods and Housing in Post-Katrina New Orleansp. 17
New Orleans Shotgun A Historic Cultural Geographyp. 44
Soul Food Katrina and the Culinary Artsp. 91
Making Groceries Food, Neighborhood Markets, and Neighborhood Recovery in Post-Katrina New Orleansp. 107
Losing Ground The Cultural Politics of Cultural Landscapes in Plaquemines Parishp. 139
Hurricane Rita and the New Normal Modified Communication and New Traditions in Calcasieu and Cameron Parishesp. 166
Contributorsp. 187
Indexp. 189
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