By Simon Dickel and Kindinger
»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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After the Storm: The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina by Simon Dickel and Kindinger