By Romain Huret,Randy J. Sparks,James M. Boyden,Richard Campanella,Bruce Boyd Raeburn,Thomas Adams

"There isn't any such factor as a 'natural' disaster," writes Romain Huret in his advent to this multidisciplinary examine of the occasions surrounding and the legacy of storm Katrina. even though nature produced Katrina's emerging waters and damaging winds, an enormous array of artifical elements formed the scope of the storm's effect in addition to the neighborhood and nationwide reaction to it. In Hurricane Katrina in Transatlantic Perspective, American and ecu students process this notorious typhoon and its aftermath via numerous disciplines, from track to geography to anthropology, making a nuanced knowing of the way society reacts to and later recalls instances of disaster.

Richard Campanella and Romain Huret study the actual geographical and political combine that set the level for Katrina's devastation, specifically one of the poorest populations of latest Orleans and the Gulf South. Jean Kempf, James Boyden, Andrew Diamond, and Thomas Jessen Adams tackle the ideological biases and racial stereotypes that infused neighborhood and nationwide remark within the days and weeks after the hurricane. eventually, Bruce Raeburn, Sara Le Menestrel, Anne M. Lovell, and Randy J. Sparks discover the effect of this robust tropical occasion at the city's associations and cultural organizations.

Hurricane Katrina in Transatlantic Perspective deals a profound and leading edge selection of insights on the most major environmental catastrophes in U.S. historical past, forcing us to ascertain the cultural actors that remodeled a common catastrophe right into a humanitarian crisis.

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