A Tale of Two Cities: Variations in Perceptions of Disaster Recovery and the Importance of Intersectionality

  title={A Tale of Two Cities: Variations in Perceptions of Disaster Recovery and the Importance of Intersectionality},
  author={Ashleigh E. McKinzie},
  journal={Sociology of Race and Ethnicity},
  pages={522 - 537}
In this article, the author examines long-term recovery from disaster in Joplin, Missouri, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Tornados devastated both cities in 2011. The author asks (1) how sociohistoric contexts influenced perceptions of recovery and (2) how perceptions of recovery vary within and across social groups and geographic contexts. This research is based on fieldwork that spans 2013 to 2016, archival data, and 162 interviews. There are three main findings. First, although most White… 

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