Katrina and the collapse of civil society in New Orleans

Norman K. Denzin

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The author offers a critical reading of the federal government's responses to Hurricane Katrina and the hurricane's effects on the city of New Orleans. A collapse of civil society was observed in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane. A plan for the democratic reconstruction of the city is outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalSpace and Culture
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006


  • Civil society
  • Crony capitalism
  • Democratic reconstruction
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • New Orleans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Urban Studies
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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