A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort

A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort

Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Right to the City

eBook - 2018
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"The steep rise in neighborhood associations in post-Katrina New Orleans is commonly presented in starkly positive or negative terms - either romanticized narratives of community influence or dismissals of false consciousness and powerlessness to elite interests. In A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort Stephen Danley offers a messier and ultimately more complete picture of these groups as simultaneously crucial but tenuous social actors. Through a comparative case study based on extensive fieldwork in post-Katrina New Orleans, Danley follows activists in their efforts to rebuild their communities, while also examining the dark underbelly of NIMBYism ("not in my backyard"), characterized by racism and classism. He elucidates how neighborhood activists were tremendously inspired in their defense of their communities, at times outwitting developers or other perceived threats to neighborhood life, but they could be equally creative in discriminating against potential neighbors and fighting to keep others out of their communities. Considering the plight of grassroots activism in the context of national and global urban challenges, A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort immerses the reader in the daily minutiae of post-Katrina life to reveal how multiple groups responded to the same crisis with inconsistent and often ad-hoc approaches, visions, and results."--Provided by publisher.
The fragility of social justice and democracy within place-based movements.
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780773555891
0773555897
9780773555907
0773555900
9780773554887
0773554890
9780773554894
Characteristics: 1 online resource (189 pages) : illustrations, map.

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