Download e-book for iPad: After the Storm: The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina by Simon Dickel and Kindinger

By Simon Dickel and Kindinger

ISBN-10: 3837628930

ISBN-13: 9783837628937

»After the typhoon« lines the cultural and political responses to storm Katrina. instantly after Katrina, and through the previous 9 years, its devastating effects for the golfing sector, New Orleans, and the yank country were negotiated in an increasing number of cultural productions – between them Spike Lee's documentary movie »When the Levees Broke«, David Simon and Eric Overmyer's television sequence »Treme«, or Natasha Trethewey's poetry assortment »Beyond Katrina«. This ebook presents interdisciplinary views on those and different negotiations of storm Katrina and places designated emphasis at the intersections of the types race and class.

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Download e-book for iPad: After the Storm: The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina by Simon Dickel and Kindinger

»After the hurricane« strains the cultural and political responses to storm Katrina. instantly after Katrina, and through the previous 9 years, its devastating results for the golfing quarter, New Orleans, and the yankee state were negotiated in progressively more cultural productions – between them Spike Lee's documentary movie »When the Levees Broke«, David Simon and Eric Overmyer's television sequence »Treme«, or Natasha Trethewey's poetry assortment »Beyond Katrina«.

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In the opening sequence Hushpuppy’s father makes sure that she also gives some food to the dog, but he later also teaches her how to fish by hand and eat crawfish. The structure within this interspecies community is dictated by the food chain – the strong eat the weak. ” (44:05) More than taking care of only people, Hushpuppy has learned to take care of animals as well. Although she and her father do not have much food (or clothes, or anything else, for that matter) in the opening sequence of the film, her father asks her to share her food with the dog.

Having introduced Hushpuppy and her father, the opening sequence picks up speed and noise. Here the interracial community is not only displayed visually but also aurally by zydeco music, a southwestern Louisiana genre that merges Cajun music, blues and rhythm and blues. Yet, even this celebratory opening sequence ends with an ambivalence that runs through the whole movie. The Bathtub community can be seen as an alternative to mainstream culture, living and surviving on thrown-away objects, in close connection to nature (including animals that are both food and friends), and on self-made liquor.

That’s the thing that’s so amazing. 6 Demme underlines Parker’s stance of bravery by cutting to archive footage showing her addressing the panel of bureaucrats gathered at the Sheraton. He draws attention to her isolated position as she stands up overtly accusing the local authorities of discriminating against the black residents of the Lower Ninth Ward. Parker rarely appears outside her familiar setting which seems to be geographically limited to her immediate surrounding. Her speaking in favor of the reopening of St.

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