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Culture after the HurricanesRhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast$
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M. B. Hackler

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734904

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734904.001.0001

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New Orleans Shotgun

New Orleans Shotgun

A Historic Cultural Geography

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(p.44) Chapter 2 New Orleans Shotgun
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Culture after the Hurricanes
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Jay D. Edwards

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734904.003.0003

This chapter covers the historic cultural geography of New Orleans. It talks about the recovery process of the city, discussing how it is a seriously bifurcated city wherein large portions appear to be entirely back to normal, but others have hardly even begun the recovery process. This suggests that perhaps the situation is caused by the geographical differences in the recovery process. Certain factors, including topography, ethnicity, and history seem to have combined to render substantial portions of the city less able to recover, which has in the end led to their near abandonment. The chapter notes that other factors unquestionably play a role in creating patterns that influence recovery, however it also stresses that the interactions among these three particular factors have not been explored as much.

Keywords:   historic cultural geography, recovery process, topography, ethnicity, abandonment, New Orleans

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