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Spaces of uneventful disaster tracking emergency housing and domestic chemical exposures from New Orleans to national crises

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In this thesis, I examine the politics, poetics, and logics of uneventful human harm in the United States by tracking the life and afterlife of a chemically contaminated emergency housing unit. In 2005, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed 120,000 trailers to the US Gulf Coast to house those displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Chemical testing, spurred by reports of inhabitant illness, revealed elevated levels of formaldehyde emanating from the plywood walls of the...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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ora:9340

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