Hurricane Katrina and the Redefinition of Landscape

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-07
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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Hurricane Katrina and the Redefinition of Landscape discusses the ways in which Hurricane Katrina and other such disasters that follow in the wake of large-scale natural phenomena have the ability to alter the physical and social landscapes of an area. Miller and Rivera emphasize the importance of the physical landscape and explore the ways in which any alteration to the landscape affects the economic, cultural, and political lives of the survivors. Through the example of Hurricane Katrina and the resulting devastation to New Orleans, Miller and Rivera suggest that economic and political policies should be more reflective of each unique physical location, thereby aiding in the development and sustainability of different cultures, economies, and political landscapes.

Author Biography

Jason David Rivera is research associate in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Institute for Research and Community Service at Rowan University.

Table of Contents

Figuresp. ix
Tablesp. xi
Photospreadsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Concepts of Place and Landscapep. 8
The Physical Landscapep. 24
The Cultural and Economic Landscapesp. 46
The Political Landscapep. 67
Views of Changing Landscapesp. 91
Civic Trustp. 106
Conclusionp. 126
Bibliographyp. 146
Indexp. 169
About the Authorsp. 171
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