Sustaining New Orleans: Literature, Local Memory, and the Fate of a City, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Sustaining New Orleans

Literature, Local Memory, and the Fate of a City, 1st Edition

By Barbara Eckstein


296 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

1. The Claims for New Orleans Exceptionalism 2. 'Indiscourageable Progress': The Decline of the New Orleans Streetcar and the Rise of A Streetcar Named Desire 3. Sex and the Historic City: A Walking Tour on the Wild Side 4. Malaise and Miasms: Dr Percy and the Public Health of New Orleans Environs 5. The Spectacle between Piety and Desire: New Orleans Black Panther Party and Ishamel Reed's Neo-HooDooism 6. The Vampires' Middle Passage: The World of Anne Rice and the Promise of New Orleans's Coast 7. Mapping the Spirit Region: Sister Helen, the Dead Men, and the Folk of New Orleans Environs

About the Author

Barbara Eckstein is Professor of English at the University of Iowa. She is the co-editor of a forthcoming volume on urban planning and sustainability for MIT Press. She published her first book with the University of Pennsylvania Press in 1990.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban