Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context

Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context Literature, Film and Television

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This book analyzes six key narratives of Hurricane Katrina across literature, film and television from the literary fiction of Jesmyn Ward to the cinema of Spike Lee. It argues that these texts engage with the human tragedy and political fallout of the Katrina crisis while simultaneously responding to issues that have characterized the wider, George W. Bush era of American history; notably the aftermath of 9/11 and ensuing War on Terror. In doing so it recognizes important challenges to trauma studies as an interpretive framework, opening up a discussion of the overlaps between traumatic rupture and systemic or, "slow violence."

Book information

ISBN: 9783030163525
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Imprint: Palgrave Pivot
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.60936
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 329g
Height: 210mm
Width: 148mm
Spine width: 10mm