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The Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery

  • Edition: 1st
  • Author: Chamlee-Wright, Emily
  • ISBN: 9781135146566
  • Print ISBN: 9780415778046
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Pages: 241
  • Ebook format: PDF
In August 2005 the nation watched as Hurricane Katrina pummelled the Gulf Coast. Residents did not just suffer the personal costs of a home that had been severely damaged or destroyed; frequently they also lost their entire neighbourhood and the social systems that under normal circumstances made their lives 'work'. Katrina raised the questions of whether and how communities could solve the complex social coordination problems catastrophic disaster pose.


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