After the Storm

After the Storm

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'After the Storm' traces the cultural and political responses to Hurricane Katrina. Ever since Katrina hit the Gulf coast in 2005, its devastating consequences for the region, for New Orleans, and the United States have been negotiated in a growing number of cultural productions - among them Spike Lee's documentary film 'When the Levees Broke', David Simon and Eric Overmyer's TV series 'Treme', or Natasha Trethewey's poetry collection 'Beyond Katrina'. This book provides interdisciplinary perspectives on these and other approaches to Hurricane Katrina and puts special emphasis on the intersections of the categories race and class.the impulse to treat Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath either as an exception from the ordinary course of history or as an example of the way that ... A considerable number of the essays in this book address fictional texts of different genres.

Title:After the Storm
Author: Simon Dickel, Evangelia Kindinger
Publisher:transcript Verlag - 2015-06

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