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THE "KATRINA EFFECT": ON THE NATURE OF CATASTROPHE. Ed. by Michael Levine. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2015. 408 pp. 23 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781472595164 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 167601. Publisher's description: On August 29th 2005, the headwaters of Hurricane Katrina's storm-surge arrived at New Orleans, the levees broke and the city was inundated. Perhaps no other disaster of the 21st century has so captured the global media's attention and featured in the 'imagination of disaster' like Katrina. The Katrina Effect charts the important ethical territory that underscores thinking about disaster and the built environment globally. Given the unfolding of recent events, disasters are acquiring original and complex meanings. This is partly because of the global expansion and technological interaction of urban societies in which the multiple and varied impacts of disasters are recognized. These meanings pose significant new problems for civil society: what becomes of public accountability, egalitarianism and other democratic ideals in the face of catastrophe? This collection of critical essays assesses the storm's global impact on overlapping urban, social and political imaginaries.
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Worldwide Number: 167600
Hardcover $112.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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