Book announcement: “Standing in the Need”

ASAP is glad to note a new book by member Kate Brown. Her book, Standing in the Need: Culture, Comfort, and Coming Home After Katrina is the story of a 155-member African American family rooted to the bayou and their nine-year ordeal to get their lives back in order. The narrative addresses a broad range of issues, including: dealing with loss, bureaucracy, big families, food, the black church, black dialect, culture gaps between recovery helpers and those hurt, ideas for enhancing group resilience, reducing suffering, and speeding recovery.

Reviews and a 33% discount for direct purchase from the University of Texas press are at:

For additional background, see the following from the New Orleans Advocate:

Kate Browne is professor of anthropology at Colorado State University. Her website is: