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Like no other American city, New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina offers powerful insight into issues of political economy in urban developmentand, in particular, how a city’s character changes after a disaster that spurs economic and political transition. In New Orleans, the hurricane upset an existing stalemate among rival factions of economic and political elites, and its aftermath facilitated the rise of a globally oriented faction of local capital.

In Renew Orleans? Aaron Schneider shows how some city leaders were able to access fragmented local institutions and capture areas of public policy vital to their development agenda. Through interviews and surveys with workers and advocates in construction, restaurants, and shipyards, and with hotel and casino cleaners, Schneider contrasts sectors prioritized during post-Katrina recovery with neglected sectors. The result is a fine-grained view of the way labor markets are structured to the advantage of elites, emphasizing how dual development produces wealth for the few while distributing poverty and exclusion to the many on the basis of race, gender, and ethnicity.

Schneider shows the way exploitation operates both in the workplace and the community, tracing working-class resistance that joins struggles for dignity at home and work. In the process, working classes and popular sectors put forth their own alternative forms of development.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 1. Dual Development, Segmented Labor Markets, and Urban Regimes
  2. pp. 17-40
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  1. 2. The Rise of a Globally Oriented Elite in a Fragmented City
  2. pp. 41-58
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  1. 3. Satellite Governance, Public Finance, and Networks of Power
  2. pp. 59-80
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  1. 4. The Post-Katrina Political Transition
  2. pp. 81-96
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  1. 5. Globalized Construction and Ethnic Segmentation
  2. pp. 97-118
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  1. 6. Racial and Gender Segmentation in Tourism and Services
  2. pp. 119-138
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  1. 7. Deindustrialization versus Joined-up Workplace and Community Struggle
  2. pp. 139-154
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 155-166
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 167-172
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  1. Appendix A. Satellite Entities
  2. pp. 173-176
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  1. Appendix B. Millages, Special Tax Districts
  2. pp. 177-178
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  1. Appendix C. Special Fees
  2. pp. 179-180
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 181-206
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 207-228
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 229-232
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  1. Further Series Titles
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781452956466
Related ISBN
9781517901660
MARC Record
OCLC
1027477315
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2018-03-15
Language
English
Open Access
No
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