Hurricane Katrina: Survivors’ Perceptions of a Social Disaster

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Paper discusses research attempting to identify communication gaps between survivors and the response to Hurricane Katrina.

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Gregory, Sarah 2009.

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Paper discusses research attempting to identify communication gaps between survivors and the response to Hurricane Katrina.

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Abstract: The purpose of the research was to identify communication gaps between survivors and the response to Hurricane Katrina. The study is a secondary analysis of semi-structured interviews that considered vulnerability of the survivors based on their physical and social environment prior to the storm. Using a system of codes, I looked at how the survivors attributed blame to discern their perception of response. The findings indicated that while black and white respondents and middle and working class respondents had different experiences, blame was ubiquitously attributed to values. According to the interviews and literature review, the attribution of blame was ultimately a question of priorities influenced by the surrounding social context and how one socially identified within that context. Data for this research project were collected by Nicole Dash and Doug Henry with a grant funded by the National Science Foundation, #0553128.

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  • Eagle Feather, Issue 6, University of North Texas Honors College: Denton, Texas. 2009

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  • Publication Title: Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 6
  • Issue: 2009
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Gregory, Sarah. Hurricane Katrina: Survivors’ Perceptions of a Social Disaster, article, 2009; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1633161/: accessed August 1, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .

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