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Culture after the Hurricanes: Rhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

M. B. Hackler

Abstract

Rebuilding in Louisiana and Mississippi after hurricanes Katrina and Rita presented some very thorny issues. Certain cultural projects benefited from immediate attention and funding while others, with equal cases for assistance but with less attractiveness to future tourist dollars, languished. New Orleans and its surroundings contain a diverse mixture of Native Americans, African Americans, Creoles, Cajuns, Isleños with roots in the Canary Islands, and the descendants of Italian, Irish, English, Croatian, and German immigrants, among others. After 2005, much is now different for the people of ... More

Keywords: rebuilding, Louisiana, Mississippi, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, cultural projects, funding, New Orleans, Native Americans, African Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604734904
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734904.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. B. Hackler, editor

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