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Drowning by Numbers: The Non-Reproduction of New Orleans

Seymour, Benedict. 2006. Drowning by Numbers: The Non-Reproduction of New Orleans. Mute, [Article]

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After the actual hurricane that hit New Orleans in late August 2005, came the second hurricane of neo-liberal looting. The vacuum left by the evacuation of the working class population and the storm’s destruction of infrastructure produced the dream conditions for economic 'restructuring'. This ‘disaster-catalysed primitive accumulation’, argues Benedict Seymour, reveals in fast-forward the fire-fighting strategy of a US economy in chronic decline

Item Type: Article
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Item ID: 17841
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 10:30
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2016 10:30
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/17841
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