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Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative

Kate Parker Horigan

Abstract

When survivors are seen as agents in their own stories, they will be seen as agents in their own recovery. A better grasp on the processes of narration and memory is critical for improved disaster response because stories that are widely shared about disaster determine how communities recover. This book shows how the public understands and remembers large-scale disasters like Hurricane Katrina, discussing unique contexts in which personal narratives about the storm are shared: interviews with survivors, Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun, Josh Neufeld’s A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, Tia Lessin and Car ... More

Keywords: Disaster, Personal narrative, Memory, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496817884
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817884.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Parker Horigan, author
Western Kentucky University