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Displaced - Life in the Katrina Diaspora (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R783
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Displaced - Life in the Katrina Diaspora (Hardcover, New): Lynn Weber, Lori A. Peek

Displaced - Life in the Katrina Diaspora (Hardcover, New)

Lynn Weber, Lori A. Peek

Series: The Katrina Bookshelf

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Hurricane Katrina forced the largest and most abrupt displacement in U.S. history. About 1.5 million people evacuated from the Gulf Coast preceding Katrina's landfall. New Orleans, a city of 500,000, was nearly emptied of life after the hurricane and flooding. Katrina survivors eventually scattered across all fifty states, and tens of thousands still remain displaced. Some are desperate to return to the Gulf Coast but cannot find the means. Others have chosen to make their homes elsewhere. Still others found a way to return home but were unable to stay due to the limited availability of social services, educational opportunities, health care options, and affordable housing. The contributors to Displaced have been following the lives of Katrina evacuees since 2005. In this illuminating book, they offer the first comprehensive analysis of the experiences of the displaced. Drawing on research in thirteen communities in seven states across the country, the contributors describe the struggles that evacuees have faced in securing life-sustaining resources and rebuilding their lives. They also recount the impact that the displaced have had on communities that initially welcomed them and then later experienced "Katrina fatigue" as the ongoing needs of evacuees strained local resources. Displaced reveals that Katrina took a particularly heavy toll on households headed by low-income African American women who lost the support provided by local networks of family and friends. It also shows the resilience and resourcefulness of Katrina evacuees who have built new networks and partnered with community organizations and religious institutions to create new lives in the diaspora.

General

Imprint: University Of Texas Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: The Katrina Bookshelf
Release date: May 2012
First published: June 2012
Editors: Lynn Weber • Lori A. Peek
Dimensions: 231 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-292-73577-4
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Human biology & related topics
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography > Immigration & emigration
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Social impact of disasters
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Human biology & related topics > Biological anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Social impact of disasters > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Human biology & related topics > Biological anthropology > General
LSN: 0-292-73577-4
Barcode: 9780292735774

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