Race, Place, and Environmental Justice after Hurricane Katrina Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

ISBN-10: 0813344247
ISBN-13: 9780813344249
Edition: 2009
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List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 2/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Racial disparities exist in disaster response, cleanup, and recovery. Race plays out in survivors' ability to rebuild, obtain loans, and locate housing. Low-income and people of color disaster victims spend more time in temporary housing and are more vulnerable to permanent displacement. In exploring the geography of vulnerability, this book asks why some communities get left behind economically and physicallybeforeandafterdisasters strike.

Robert D. Bullard is Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and the director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Considered the “father” of the environmental justice movement, he has written several books, including Dumping in Dixie (2000).Beverly Wright is a sociologist and the director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University in New Orleans. A Hurricane Katrina survivor, she is the author of In the Wake of the Storm (2006) and Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty (2007).

Tables and Figures
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Challenges of Racialized Place
Race, Place, and the Environment in Post-Katrina New Orleans
The Overlooked Significance of Place in Law and Policy: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
Transportation Matters: Stranded on the Side of the Road Before and After Disasters Strike
Katrina and the Condition of Black New Orleans: The Struggle for Justice, Equity, and Democracy
Health and Environment Post-Katrina
Contaminats in the Air and Soil in New Orleans After the Flood: Opportunities and Limitations for Community Empowerment
Investing in Human Capital and Healthy Rebuilding in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Making the Case for Community-Based Laboratories: A New Strategy for Environmental Justice
Equitable Rebuilding and Recovery
Post-Katrina Profiteering: The New Big Easy
Rebuilding Lives Post-Katrina: Choices and Challenges in New Orleans's Economic Development
The Color of Opportunity and the Future of New Orleans: Planning, Rebuilding, and Social Inclusion After Hurricane Katrina
Housing Recovery in the Ninth Ward: Disparities in Policy, Process, and Prospects
Policy Choices for Social Change
Unnatural Disaster: Social Impacts and Policy Choices After Katrina
Afterword: Looking Back to Move Forward
About the Authors
Index

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