FL_10-3 - In the low ground - geography and identity in New Orleans

FL_10-3 - In the low ground - geography and identity in New Orleans

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Environmental History: The study of social and environmental change over time Donald Worster’s analytical framework 1. Nature : the non-human world Geophysical / ecological Natural resources: materials occurring in nature that are useful to humans 2.. Social organization : social institutions, economy, infrastructure, etc. Modes of Production: adaptive strategies for engaging natural limits and opportunities 3. Culture : learned systems of meaning that shape perception and behavior Beliefs, ideas, knowledge, language, values, norms, laws, religion, myth, etc. Interaction : dialectic process Synthesis sets stage for future limits and opportunities Social adaptation to nature’s limits & opportunities: Inter-subjective (active subject<>active subject) Instrumental (active subject > passive object)
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New Orleans:   site and situation
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Unformatted text preview: Louisiana swamp land and flood plain Louisiana swampland New Orleans1798 / New Orleans and the natural levees of the Mississippi River African diaspora - slave trade Slavery and agriculture in the American South Antebellum Louisiana plantation agriculture Mardi Gras parade - 1857 New Orleans 1857 Parade on Canal street - 1895 Importing bananas - early 1900s Jim Crow segregation New Orleans - 1904 Missi ssipp i River flood - 1927 Post-1927 flood control plan Natural outflow of delta - siltation Coastal wetland loss in Louisiana Infrastructure , drainage, and flood control in New Orleans New Orleans: African Americans and the low ground Hispanic population Asian American population in New Orleans New Orleans: Poverty B.W. Cooper housing project New Orleans 2005 - elevation / Infrastructure development...
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FL_10-3 - In the low ground - geography and identity in New Orleans

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