Through the Eye of Katrina Social Justice in the United States

ISBN-10: 1594602883

ISBN-13: 9781594602887

Edition: 2007

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The events surrounding Hurricane Katrina offer a remarkable case study of the continuing social divide in the United States. This book includes scholarly articles examining the continued struggle for social justice from the perspectives of communication, criminology, education, ethnic studies, history, justice studies, law, political science, and sociology. This multidisciplinary case study approach is a highly effective way of helping readers understand contemporary debates about social justice including the roles of historically persistent structural inequality, racism and classism, media portrayals of life changing events, government reactions and responsibilities in the face of crises, and the role of public policy and activism in response to social injustice. The collection of articles is divided into three sections representing the causes of, consequences of, and responses to social injustice as illustrated through the case study of Hurricane Katrina. The first section, Images from the Past: Social Justice and Hurricane Katrina in Context examines the structural inequality and cultural divisions in the United States that make a just response to disaster difficult. The second section, Images of the Disaster: Reactions to Hurricane Katrina, offers analyses of the continuing struggle for social justice in the face of such an event as Hurricane Katrina. The third section, Images of the Future: Policy, Activism, and Justice, focuses on public policy and activism responses for a more just society.
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 430
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Kristin Bates is Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Justice Studies at California State University San Marcos. Her current research examines the impact of suppression policies such as Civil Gang Injunctions on communities, families, and individuals. She has co-authored several books, including an examination of social justice in the United States using Hurricane Katrina as the case study, deviance and social control, and juvenile delinquency. She earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1998 and has been a faculty member at Cal State San Marcos ever since.

Richelle S. Swan is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies at California State University, San Marcos. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine, and her M.S. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. She teaches a number of classes related to delinquency, crime, law & social justice. Her ongoing research projects include the impact of gang injunction laws on Southern California communities (with Kristin Bates), as well the intersection of gender and race issues and transformative justice programs and movements. Past research has included works on topics such as problem solving courts, welfare fraud diversion, restorative justice, and social justice movements. She is the co-author and editor of Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States (2nd edition) and the Instructor's Manual (with Kristin Bates, 2010) and Spicing Up Sociology: The Use of Films in Sociology Courses (with Marisol Clark-Ib��ez, 2009).

Social justice in the face of the storm : when natural disasters become social disasters
Setting the stage : roots of social inequity and the human tragedy of Hurricane Katrina
"Revolutions may go backwards" : the persistence of voter disenfranchisement in the United States
Locked and loaded : the prison industrial complex and the response to Hurricane Katrina
Social justice movements : education disregarded, lessons ignored
Reminders of poverty, soon forgotten
New song, same old tune : racial discourse in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
"Reasonable racism" : the "new" white supremacy and Hurricane Katrina
Katrina's Latinos : vulnerability and disasters in relief and recovery
From invisibility to hypervisibility : the complexity of race, survival, and resiliency for the Vietnamese-American community in eastern New Orleans
Disaster pornography : Hurricane Katrina, voyeurism, and the television viewer
Access to mediated emergency messages : differences in crisis knowledge across age, race, and socioeconomic status
Discrimination, segregation, and the racialized search for housing post-Katrina
The voices of Katrina : ethos, race, and congressional testimonials
George Bush does not care about black people : hip-hop and the struggle for Katrina justice
Ordinary struggle and the "public good"; navigating vernacular voices, state power, and the public sphere in quests for social justice
Human rights in disaster policy : improving the federal response to natural disasters, disease pandemics, and terrorist attacks
Hurricane Katrina and the nation's obligation to Black colleges
Prominent Graduates of Xavier, Dillard and Southern
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