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Robert B. Gramling

Robert Gramling is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Socioeconomic Research at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Catastrophe in the Making

Catastrophe in the Making

The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow

When houses are flattened, towns submerged, and people stranded without electricity or even food, we attribute the suffering to “natural disasters” or “acts of God.” But what if they’re neither? What if we, as a society, are bringing these...