FL_09-3 - In the low ground - geography and identity in New Orleans - outline

FL_09-3 - In the low ground - geography and identity in New Orleans - outline

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Lecture 3 – In the low ground: geography and identity in New Orleans Blackboard: bspace: o Lecture outline / ppt posted o Read assignment before lecture o Unit I required / recommended websites: race, ethnicity, class, etc Katrina folder in XC folder: o Spike Lee film - When the Levees Broke FNR paper : read assignment sheet and prepare. Questions from last lecture? Clear on Worster? Today: Historical and contemporary links between env and social geography in NO 1) Ari Kelman’s ideas about Hurricane Katrina and NO 2) Historical geography of New Orleans (1718-1865; 1865-1945; 1945- present), drawing on Campanella’s article in the reader 3) Implications of control over nature for social organization. Let’s pick up where we left off last lecture, w/ the question from the end of lecture 2: How have ideas about nature and society shaped spatial relationships (on the ground) between what is considered N and society?
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Unformatted text preview: Worster: Dialectic Instrumentalist adaptation Inter-subjective badaptation 1 Site and situation Site - southeastern Louisiana wetlands Historical development of New Orleans 1718-1803 Colonial Spanish and French sovereignty 1803-1865 Antebellum period of American sovereignty Slave trade Sugar Also, we got funding for an additional 25% GSI. Ive hired Ben Ramage from ES Cotton 2 Social and cultural mixing Infrastructure development 1865-1945 Economy Jim Crow segregation Infrastructure development 1927 Mississippi River flood 1945-2005 3 Economy Infrastructure Spatial segregation Enclaves Kelman argument 4 Kelman: The moral of his story : It is impossible to separate social and environmental issues in N.O., because it is a network of human and non-human intermingled, straddling the nature/culture divide. 5...
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