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Desire and disaster in New Orleans : tourism, race, and historical memory

Author: Lynnell L Thomas
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynnell L Thomas
ISBN: 9780822357148 0822357143 9780822357285 0822357283
OCLC Number: 871186931
Description: xii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: "The city I used to come to visit" : heritage tourism and racialized disaster in New Orleans --
"Life the way it used to be in the Old South" : the construction of black desire in New Orleans's post-civil rights tourism narrative --
"Urbane, educated, and well-to-do free blacks" : the challenge of a creole world in le Monde Creole French Quarter courtyards tour --
"Wasn't nothing like that" : New Orleans's black heritage tourism and counternarratives of resistance --
"Starting all over again" : post-Katrina tourism and the reconstruction of race.
Responsibility: Lynnell L. Thomas.

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"A strong work that will appeal not only to New Orleanians but also to those who are interested in how public memory and public policy inform each other to rectify and challenge the status quo." -- Read more...

 
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