New Orleans and the Mississippi River are often described as a battleground in the war between man and nature. The authors argue that crisis displacement strategies disincline reflection on how this characterization contributes to catastrophic events. The authors outline three sites of crisis displacement: the Army Corps of Engineers, media coverage, and the philosophy of war of the United States government.

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Keywords Army Corps of Engineers, Crisis displacement, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, War against nature
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1177/1206331205283726
Journal Space and Culture
Citation
Lavin, C. (Chad), & Russill, C. (2006). The buoyancy of failure: Battling nature in New Orleans. Space and Culture (Vol. 9, pp. 48–51). doi:10.1177/1206331205283726