Muddy Thinking in the Mississippi River Delta: A Call for Reclamation (Paperback)

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Muddy Thinking in the Mississippi River Delta uses the story of mud to answer a deceptively simple question: How can a place uniquely vulnerable to sea level rise be one of the nation's most promiscuous producers and consumers of fossil fuels? Organized around New Orleans and South Louisiana as a case study, this book examines how the unruly Mississippi River and its muddy delta shaped the people, culture, and governance of the region. It proposes a framework of "muddy thinking" to gum the wheels of extractive capitalism and pollution that have brought us to the precipice of planetary collapse. Muddy Thinking calls upon our dirty, shared histories to address urgent questions of mutual survival and care in a rapidly changing world.

About the Author

Ned Randolph holds a PhD in Communication from the University of California, San Diego. He lives in New Orleans, where he is a Visiting Scholar at Tulane University, and consults and writes about environmental and social issues facing the Gulf South.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780520397200
ISBN-10: 0520397207
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 268
Language: English