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Kevin Fox Gotham and Miriam Greenberg, _Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans_ Oxford University Press USA, 2014. ISBN: 9780199752225 Abstract: _Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans_ by Kevin Fox Gotham and Miriam Greenberg will be out in May. The book blends critical theoretical insight with a historically-grounded comparative study to examine the redevelopment efforts following the 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina disasters. Based on years of research in the two cities, we contend that New York and New Orleans have emerged as paradigmatic crisis cities, representing a free-market approach to post-disaster redevelopment that is increasingly dominant for crisis-stricken cities around the world. This mode of urbanization emphasizes the privatization of disaster aid, devolution of recovery responsibility to the local state, use of tax incentives and federal grants to spur market-centered redevelopment, and utopian branding campaigns to market the redeveloped city for business and tourism. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction: Comparing the Incomparable: Towards a Theory of Crisis Cities Chapter 2: "Tighten Your Belts and Bite the Bullet": The Legacy of Urban Crisis in New York and New Orleans Chapter 3: Constructing the Tabula Rasa: Framing and the Political Construction of Crisis Chapter 4: Crisis as Opportunity: Tracing the Contentious Spatial Politics of Redevelopment Chapter 5: Landscapes of Risk and Resilience: From Lower Manhattan to the Lower Ninth Ward Chapter 6: Re-Branding the "Big Apple" and the "Big Easy": Representations of Crisis and Crises of Representation Chapter 7: Conclusion: Lessons In the Wake of New York and New Orleans Kevin Fox Gotham, Ph.D. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Liberal Arts (SLA) Director, Social Policy and Practice Program (SPP) Professor of Sociology Tulane University New Orleans, LA http://www.tulane.edu/~kgotham/gotham.html H-Urban E-mail address: email@example.com (Click: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ) Please use for ALL mail to H-Urban, including postings, inquiries, and comments. H-Urban (http://www.h-net.org/~urban) is affiliated with the International Planning History Society (IPHS, at http://www.planninghistory.org ), the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH, at http://www.sacrph.org ),and the Urban History Association (UHA, at http://uha.udayton.edu ).