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Women of the storm : civic activism after Hurricane Katrina

Author: Emmanuel David
Publisher: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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David, Emmanuel.
Women of the storm.
Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, 2017
(OCoLC)983824573
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emmanuel David
ISBN: 9780252099861 0252099869
OCLC Number: 1007132256
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Emergence: In which it occurs to a New Orleans philanthropist, in the wake of disaster, to form a group --
2. Bridgework: On the calling upon of old friends and new acquaintances to join together --
3. Making Plans, Going Public: On the crafting of a mission statement, descriptive of how the group's roster is revealed, and then how the phones begin ringing --
4. Flight: Comprising a brief description of a journey to Washington and a few accounts of surviving the storm --
5. Press Conference: On political drama, performative utterances, and blue-tarp umbrellas on Capitol Hill --
6. Hill Visits: Some accounts of invitations delivered to lawmakers; certain interactions prove successful, others misfire --
7. Noblesse Oblige: On thank-you notes and civic stewardship --
8. Divergent Paths: In which some women focus on other things --
9. Invitations Accepted: Relating the decisive first visits to the scenes of destruction --
10. New Orleans at Six Months: Amid Carnival, a city takes stock of the recovery, some plans unravel, and yet the women persist --
11. Breach: Involving a visit by two important persons, a chance encounter, and a revelation --
12. Going National: In which several women's organizations lend support for the resurrection of New Orleans --
13. Storm Warnings: Containing a brief account of a media event --
14. Women of the Storm Return: Involving another trip to Washington and some concrete achievements --
15. Presidential Debate: On the crafting of another grand proposal, resulting in a bid, a rejection, and a rejoinder --
16. BP Oil Spill and Beyond: How Women of the Storm become Women of the Spill; how a project is almost derailed; and how a third visit to Washington creates new alliances.
Responsibility: Emmanuel David.

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