Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Title

Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

Abstract

In this qualitative study of the Vietnamese American community of Biloxi, Mississippi, conducted three years after Katrina, we attended not only to individual experiences but to the relationship of individuals to their collective and social worlds. The interlocked relationship of individual and collective loss and recovery are clearly demonstrated in respondents’ narratives. The neighborhood and community of Little Saigon was significant not only as a symbolic source of identity but as a protected and familiar space of residence, livelihood, and social connections. The post-Katrina changes in the neighborhood are, in multiple ways, changing participants’ experience of and relationship to their community.

Keywords

Vietnamese Americans, community, collective loss and recovery, social ecology, phenomenology, resilience, psychosocial capacity building, place

Volume

37

Issue

3

First Page

79

Last Page

105

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