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Katrina

A History, 1915–2015

  • Maps
    • Katrina flood area, September 2, 2005
    • Katrina flood depth, September 2, 2005
  • Introduction
  • Part I
    • 1. How to Sink New Orleans: Controlling Floods, Oil, and States’ Rights, 1927–1965
    • 2. Help!: Hurricane Betsy and the Politics of Disaster in the Lower Ninth Ward, 1965–1967
    • 3. The New New Orleans: Louisiana Grows and Shrinks, 1967–2005
  • Part II
    • 4. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?: Hurricane Katrina, August–September 2005
    • 5. Rebuilding the Land of Dreams: 2005–2015
  • Epilogue:The End of Empire, Louisiana
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene