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’Homeland’ insecurities? Katrina and the politics of security in Metropolitan America

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Stephen Graham



This intervention explores the paradox that although the Bush administration has repeatedly stressed the purported insecurity of U.S. urbanites to "terroristic" threats since 9/11, it has simultaneously undermined the preparedness and resilience of U.S. cities in the face of catastrophic weather and seismic events. Arguing that Katrina needs to be seen as an event that unerringly exposes the politics of urban security in post-9/11 U.S. cities, the piece explores the relationships between neoconservative, antiurban ideology; the "homeland security" drive; and climate change, catastrophic weather events, and oil geopolitics.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Graham S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Space and Culture

Year: 2006

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

Pages: 63-67

Date deposited: 19/03/2010

ISSN (print): 1206-3312

ISSN (electronic): 1552-8308

Publisher: Sage


DOI: 10.1177/1206331205283671


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