Hurricane Katrina: governmentality, risk, and responsibility

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Author: Majia Holmer Nadesan
Date: Spring 2008
From: Controversia(Vol. 6, Issue 1)
Publisher: International Debate Education Association
Document Type: Essay
Length: 8,514 words

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Abstract :

Hurricane Katrina provided an opportunity for the re-making of New Orleans in accord with neoliberal and neoconservative principles and practices of government. This essay introduces Foucault's (1991) approach to governmentality through an analysis of the rhetorical imaginings and material re-inventions of New Orleans. The essay also explains the rise of disaster capitalism" as an expression of neoliberal government (see Klein, 2007).

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Nadesan, Majia Holmer. "Hurricane Katrina: governmentality, risk, and responsibility." Controversia, vol. 6, no. 1, spring 2008, pp. 67+. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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