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Second Line RescueImprovised Responses to Katrina and Rita$
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Barry Jean Ancelet, Marcia Gaudet, and Carl Lindahl

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617037962

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.001.0001

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Transforming Endurance

Transforming Endurance

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(p.90) (p.91) Transforming Endurance
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Second Line Rescue
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Carl Lindahl

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.003.0009

This chapter describes the project, Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston, which collected accounts of the transforming endurance of the survivors and the heroism of Houstonians. The project employed survivors to record each other’s experiences of disaster. The survivors themselves acted both as interviewers and interviewees. The great strength of the project was in the common bond established when one survivor listens respectfully to the story of another.

Keywords:   Hurricane Katrina, Houston, heroism, disaster survivors, interviews

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