By Anna Hartnell
Through the lens supplied by means of the 10th anniversary of typhoon Katrina, After Katrina argues that town of recent Orleans emerges as a key website for exploring competing narratives folks decline and renewal initially of the twenty-first century. Deploying an interdisciplinary method of discover cultural representations of the post-storm urban, Anna Hartnell means that New Orleans has been reimagined as a laboratory for a racialized neoliberalism, and as such should be visible as a terminus of the yankee dream. This US catastrophe area has unveiled a community of social and environmental crises that exhibit that clients of social mobility have faded as environmental degradation and coastal erosion end up significant threats not only to the standard of existence yet to the potential for lifestyles in coastal groups throughout the US and the realm. And but After Katrina additionally means that New Orleans tradition bargains a fashion of brooding about the U.S. in phrases that go beyond the binary of nationwide renewal or declension. The post-Hurricane urban hence emerges as a flashpoint for reflecting at the modern United States.
Anna Hartnell is Senior Lecturer in modern Literature at Birkbeck, college of London, and the writer of Rewriting Exodus: American Futures from Du Bois to Obama.
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After Katrina: Race, Neoliberalism, and the End of the American Century by Anna Hartnell