Rethinking trauma in the Hurricane's wake

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Although a hurricane is a force of nature, its particular destructiveness and the resulting human misery are enabled by specific human acts and particular social conditions. Hurricane Katrina challenges us to recognize that psychological healing is possible for the victims of a catastrophe but that their healing is contingent on material changes in the social world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalSpace and Culture
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006


  • Disaster
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • New Orleans
  • Social justice
  • Trauma

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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