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Sustaining New Orleans

literature, local memory, and the fate of a city

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This edition published in by Routledge in New York.

Written in English

280 pages

This book pursues two meanings of the phrase, "sustaining New Orleans." One is the perpetuation of the images and ideas and tales of New Orleans sustained in public memory-local and not-through a range of activities and media, widely read literature notable among them. The other references the concept sustainability understood here to mean the struggle to balance the competing demands of social justice, environmental health, and economic growth. This book argues that these two definitions of sustaining New Orleans are mutually constitutive. It further argues that widely read literature set in the city, through its engagement with urban folkways that shape and reshape public memory, has participated, for good and ill, in the framing of the city's problems, the proposed solutions to those problems, and the perceived effectiveness of those solutions.

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This book pursues two meanings of the phrase, "sustaining New Orleans." One is the perpetuation of the images and ideas and tales of New Orleans sustained in public memory-local and not-through a range of activities and media, widely read literature notable among them. The other references the concept sustainability understood here to mean the struggle to balance the competing demands of social justice, environmental health, and economic growth. This book argues that these two definitions of sustaining New Orleans are mutually constitutive. It further argues that widely read literature set in the city, through its engagement with urban folkways that shape and reshape public memory, has participated, for good and ill, in the framing of the city's problems, the proposed solutions to those problems, and the perceived effectiveness of those solutions.

Sustaining New Orleans

literature, local memory, and the fate of a city

This edition published in by Routledge in New York.


Table of Contents

The claims for New Orleans exceptionalism
"Indiscourageable progress": the decline of the New Orleans streetcar and the rise of a streetcar named Desire
Sex and the historic city: a walking tour on the wild side
Malaise and miasms: Dr. Percy and the public health of New Orleans Environs
The spectacle between piety and desire: New Orleans Black Panther Party and Ishamel Reed's neo-hoodooism
The vampires' middle passage: the world of Anne Rice and the promise of New Orleans's coast
Mapping the spirit region: Sister Helen, the Dead Men, and the folk of New Orleans environs.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-274) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
810.9/9763
Library of Congress
PS267.N49 E27 2006, PS267.N49E27 2005

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3398944M
Internet Archive
sustainingneworl0000ecks
ISBN 10
0415947820, 0415947839
ISBN 13
9780415947824, 9780415947831
LC Control Number
2005012589
Library Thing
1246847
Goodreads
170337

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