In response to the events following September 11, a number of leading cultural studies and interpretive qualitative researchers write from their own experiences and hearts. Their essays—by noted scholars Kellner, Fine, McLaren, Richardson, Denzin, Giroux and others—are collected in this volume, and were written in crisis within days and weeks of September 11. The immediacy of their writing is refreshing, and reflects the varied emotional and critical responses that bring meaning to this cataclysmal event. From the poetic to the personal, the theoretical to the historical, these contributions represent intelligent and reflective responses to crises like 9/11. This unique collection of essays represents a selfless act of sharing by poets and professors who tell us how they made sense of these tragic events, and predicts what the place of the humanities and the social sciences might hold in an age of terror. Lachrymal and elegiac, their words will stay with us for years to come. The articles were originally published in the journals Qualitative Inquiry and Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies.
Norman K. Denzin is professor of sociology and communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is co-editor of The Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2/e, co-editor of Qualitative Inquiry, editor of Cultural Studies—Critical Methodologies, and series editor of Studies in Symbolic Interaction. Yvonna S. Lincoln is professor of education at Texas A&M University. She is the co-author of Effective Evaluation, Naturalistic Inquiry, and Fourth Generation Evaluation, the editor of Organizational Theory and Inquiry, the co-editor of the newly-released Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd Edition, and co-editor of the international journal, Qualitative Inquiry.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction: 9/11 in American Culture Part 3 PART I: 9/11 AS EVENT Part 4 Politics, Democracy and America Chapter 5 "Blood", "Under the World, 9/22/01" Chapter 6 Terrorism and the Fate of Democracy After September 11th Chapter 7 September 11, Terrorism, and Blowback Chapter 8 The Dialectics of Terrorism: A Marxist Response to September 11 Chapter 9 Cultural Studies, Immanent War, Everyday Life Chapter 10 What Relevance Cultural Studies Post-September 11th? Part 11 PART TWO: 9/11 AS NARRATIVE, POETICS, AND PERSONAL STORIES Chapter 12 One Face in the Crowd, Aftermath Part 13 Bafflement, Terror, the Search for Meaning Chapter 14 Posts Post September 11 Chapter 15 The Mourning After Chapter 16 Grief in an Appalachian Register Chapter 17 Listening to the Heartbeat of New York Poems Chapter 18 Relationships-Responsibilities, Once Removed and Ever Connected Chapter 19 Some Thoughts on Recovery Chapter 20 What is Over? Ruminations From One Who Has Already Lived Through Another September 11 Chapter 21 What Will We Tell the Children? Part 22 Media Matters Chapter 23 Small World Chapter 24 Week Four Chapter 25 Drawing a Line in the Fog Chapter 26 Policing the Porous: Electronic Civil Disobedience after 9/11 Chapter 27 Thank the Lord, It's a War to End all Wars . . . Or, How I Learned to Suspend Judgment and Love the Bomb Chapter 28 Coming Apart at the Seam Chapter 29 9/11, Iran, and Americans' Knowledge of the U.S. Role in the World Chapter 30 French Fries, Fezzes, and Minstrels: The Hollywoodization of Islam Chapter 31 The WTC image complex: A critical view on a culture of the shifting image Part 32 The Voices of Cultural Studies, Medicine and Interpretive Social Science Chapter 33 After 9/11: Thinking About the Global, Thinking About the Post Colonial Chapter 34 Working It Through: Interpretive Sociology After 9/11/01 Chapter 35 Higher Education and September 11th Chapter 36 George Bush, Apocalypse Sometime Soon, And The American Imperium Chapter 37 The "Axis of Evil," Operation Infinite War, and Bush's Attacks on Democracy Chapter 38 September 11 and the Global Implications of Interpretive Inquiry Chapter 39 A Time for Butterflies and Salmon Chapter 40 The Heart of the Matter Chapter 41 September 11, 2001: Changing the Ways of the World Chapter 42 Tenets of Terror Chapter 43 Alone and Together: A Reflection for Qualitative Inquiry on the Terror Attack Chapter 44 Educating Students from Abroad: Possibilities for Peace and Research Part 45 PART THREE: LIVING IN THE PRESENT Chapter 46 War Games Chapter 47 Thoughts Beyond Fear Chapter 48 Love Survives Chapter 49 Take No Chances Chapter 50 Show Me a Sign, Torn Shawl, Pipers Chapter 51 A Walk in the Olive Grove Chapter 52 From Sea to Shining Sea: Stories, Counterstories, and the Discourse of Patriotism Chapter 53 Fieldnotes from Our War Zone: Living in America During the Aftermath of September Eleventh Chapter 54 What Kind of Mother . . . ? An Ethnographic Short Story Chapter 55 Poetry Chapter 56 Happy Chapter 57 9/11, Who are We? Chapter 58 The Death of Ordinariness: Living, Learning, and Relating in the Age of Anxiety Chapter 59 Democracy, Terrorism, and the Culture of Fear: The Politics of Public Time versus Emergency Time Chapter 60 It's Your World, I'm Just trying to Explain It: Understanding our Epistemological and Methodological Challenges Chapter 61 9/11 & The Poetics of Complicity: A Love Poem for a Hurt Nation Part 62 Afterword Part 63 Appendix A: Post 9/11 Timeline Part 64 Appendix B: September 11 Web Resources