The buoyancy of failure: Battling nature in New Orleans
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.
|Keywords||Army Corps of Engineers, Crisis displacement, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, War against nature|
|Journal||Space and Culture|
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