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作者 Dyson, Michael Eric
書名 Come hell or high water : Hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster / Michael Eric Dyson
出版項 New York : Basic Civitas, 2007, c2005
國際標準書號 9780465017614 (hbk.)
0465017614 (hbk.)
9780465017720 (pbk.)
046501772X (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  E185.615 .D945 2007    在架上    30520020689247
說明 xii, 270 p. ; 21 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-255) and index
Does George W. Bush care about black people? Does the rest of America? When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, hundreds of thousands were left behind to suffer the ravages of destruction, disease, and even death. The majority of these people were black; nearly all were poor. The federal government's slow response is by now notorious. Yet despite the cries of outrage that have mounted since the levees broke, we have failed to confront the disaster's true lesson: to be poor, or black, in today's ownership society, is to be left behind. Combining interviews with survivors with his deep knowledge of black migrations and government policy over decades, Dyson provides the historical context that has been missing from public conversation. He explores the legacy of black suffering in America since slavery, including the ways that black people are framed in the national consciousness even today.--From publisher description
Preface: Pompeii and 8/29 -- Unnatural disasters: race and poverty -- Does George W. Bush care about black people? -- The politics of disaster -- Hurricane and hesitation -- Levees and lies -- Follow the leader? -- Guns and butter (or FEMA-nizing disaster) -- Capitalizing on disaster -- Frames of reference: class, caste, culture, and cameras -- Supernatural disasters?: theodicy and prophetic faith -- Afterword: transforming the Jericho road
主題 African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 21st century
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Political aspects
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Relations with African Americans
Poor -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Poor -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Racism -- Political aspects -- United States
Classism -- Political aspects -- United States
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