Hurricane Katrina: A SocImages collection

From our archives: Hurricane Katrina

by Lisa Wade, PhD
Today marks ten years to the day that Hurricane Katrina flooded the city of New Orleans and devastated the Gulf Coast.   These posts are from our archives: Was Hurricane Katrina a “Natural” Disaster? Profits Over People: The Human Cause of the Katrina Disaster Who Didn’t Evacuate? A Picture of Those Left Behind Racism and […]

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Is New Orleans undergoing a revival?

by Lisa Wade, PhD
Generally, residents of New Orleans are “remarkably optimistic” about its recovery and future. Partly because the city had just begun to recover from Hurricane Katrina when the Great Recession began, it suffered less job loss relative to its pre-recession state and GDP actually grew 3.9% between 2008 and 2011. No other southern metropolitan area cracked 2% in the […]

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Happy Birthday, C. Wright Mills!

by Lisa Wade, PhD
Art by Andjelka Djukic. H/t Sociological Cinema.

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Lisa Wade, PhD, is a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She holds an M.A. in human sexuality from New York University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Wade has published academic research on U.S. discourse about female genital cutting, hook up culture on college campuses, and the social significance of our body and its biology. She also travels for public speaking and appears in radio, tv, and print media. You can follow her on Twitter, on Facebook, or visit her website.

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