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Civic engagement in the wake of Katrina / Amy Koritz and George J. Sanchez, editors.

E-book E-book (©2009.)
Description: 1 online resource (x, 240 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press : University of Michigan Library, ©2009.

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  • ISBN: 9780472033522
  • ISBN: 9780472116980
  • ISBN: 9781282445253
  • ISBN: 1282445251
  • ISBN: 9780472033522
  • ISBN: 0472033522
  • ISBN: 9780472116980
  • ISBN: 0472116983
  • ISBN: 0472024485
  • ISBN: 9780472024483
General Note: "Published by digitalculturebooks, a joint publication of the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library."--Footer of e-book home page.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: "Bring your own chairs": civic engagement in postdiluvial New Orleans / Richard Campanella -- A reciprocity of tears: community engagement after a disaster / Pat Evans, Sarah Lewis -- Not since the Great Depression: the documentary impulse post-Katrina / Michael Mizell-Nelson -- Another evacuation story / Rebecca Mark -- The vision has its time: culture and civic engagement in postdisaster New Orleans / Carol Bebelle -- How to raise an army (of creative young people) / Mat Schwarzman, Keith Knight -- The Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps: the story of a local CBO's response to restoring youth programs in New Orleans after Katrina and Rita / Kyshun Webster, D. Hamilton Simons-Jones -- Welcoming the newcomers: civic engagement among pre-Katrina Latinos / Elizabeth Fussell -- Cultural policy and living culture in New Orleans after Katrina / Carole Rosenstein -- Home, New Orleans: university/neighborhood arts collaborations / Jan Cohen-Cruz -- Interview with Don Marshall, executive director of the New Orleans jazz and heritage festival foundation / Amy Koritz -- Afterword: civic engagement is a language- what can universities learn from public cultural work in New Orleans? / Julie Ellison.
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Summary: This collection of essays documents the ways in which educational institutions and the arts community responded to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. While firmly rooted in concrete projects, Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina also addresses the larger issues raised by committed public scholarship. How can higher education institutions engage with their surrounding communities? What are the pros and cons of "asset-based" and "outreach" models of civic engagement? Is it appropriate for the private sector to play a direct role in promoting civic engagement? How does public scholarship impact traditional standards of academic evaluation? Throughout the volume, this diverse collection of essays paints a remarkably consistent and persuasive account of arts-based initiatives' ability to foster social and civic renewal.
Authors: Koritz, Amy, 1955- (Added Author). Sanchez, George J. (Added Author).
Additional Title: Digitalculturebooks.
Citation: Koritz, Amy. "Civic engagement in the wake of Katrina." Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press : ©2009.
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