Narrating the Storm

Narrating the Storm

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For those interested in learning more about the personal impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, Narrating the Storm serves as an essential read. This important and timeless volume is a compilation of sixteen narratives that address the experiences of Gulf Coast residents, faculty, and graduate students who were caught up in the largest (not so) natural disaster in United States history. Each contributor deploys storytelling sociology as a methodological approach in order to illustrate how a€œpersonala€ experiences with disaster are not so personal, but rather reflect and are informed by larger social phenomena related to issues including race, class, gender, age, bureaucracy, risk, collective memory, the blasAc, and more. The narratives in this volume exemplify how inequality and injustice are unveiled, exacerbated, and created by the occurrence of disaster; and reveal the sociological in everyday and not-so-everyday experiences.He taught at Florida Aaamp;M University, Southern University Baton Rouge, and Southern University New Orleans. ... Classic football game between Grambling State University and Southern University. ... Sarah Stohlman studied in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. ... and Religious Innovation in Los Angeles, a€ published in Qualitative Sociology, received both the Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award from the Pacific Sociological Association andanbsp;...

Title:Narrating the Storm
Author:Danielle A. Hidalgo, Kristen Barber
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2009-03-26


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