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Saints in the Broken City : Football, Fandom and Urban Renewal in Post-Katrina New Orleans
by Casey Schreiber


Overview - Telling the story of Saints football in New Orleans is a way to understand larger social, political and economic conditions during pivotal moments of the city's history. This book is the first to explore the team's role in rebuilding the city following Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Telling the story of Saints football in New Orleans is a way to understand larger social, political and economic conditions during pivotal moments of the city's history. This book is the first to explore the team's role in rebuilding the city following Hurricane Katrina. The author documents New Orleans' initial efforts to attract professional football, the Katrina disaster and some successes and failures during 10 years of post-disaster recovery. The narrative of community recovery and cohesion crafted by Saints fans transcends racial divides and illustrates the relationship between professional sports and the American city. The voices of female fans--largely overlooked in the study of sports--compel a more inclusive definition of football fandom.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781476662602
  • ISBN-10: 1476662606
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 216
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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