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Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Emmanuel David

Abstract

Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurrican Katrina provides a sociohistorical account of the emergence of Women of the Storm in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. After presenting a detailed description of the group’s initial formation, the book chronicles its struggles from 2006 to 2012, beginning with the women’s efforts to invite lawmakers to see Katrina’s destruction firsthand and ending with their campaigns to restore the Gulf Coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Drawing on extensive interviews with Women of the Storm members, ethnographic observations, and historical documents ... More

Keywords: Women of the Storm, gender, disaster, Hurricane Katrina, civic action, elites, social movements, emergent groups, incipient activism, disaster recovery, New Orleans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041266
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emmanuel David, author
University of Colorado Boulder