Life between Two Deaths, 1989-2001: U. S. Culture in the Long Nineties

Life between Two Deaths, 1989-2001: U. S. Culture in the Long Nineties

by Philip E. Wegner
     
 


An argument that it was only on September 11, 2001, that the symbolic universe of the Cold War was finally destroyed and a new world order put into place.See more details below

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An argument that it was only on September 11, 2001, that the symbolic universe of the Cold War was finally destroyed and a new world order put into place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822344735
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Series:
Post-Contemporary Interventions Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: The Present as a Moment of Danger 3

1. The Two Deaths of the 1990s 17

2. October 3, 1951, to September 11, 2001: Periodizing the Cold War in Don DeLillo's Underworld 43

3. I'll Be Back: Repetitions and Revisions in the Terminator Films 60

4. A Fine Tradition: The Remaking of the United States in Cape Fear 85

5. Where the Prospective Horizon is Omitted: Naturalism, Dystopia, and Politics in Fight Club and Ghost Dog 117

6. A Nightmare on the Brain of the Living: Messianic Historicity, Alienations, and Independence Day 137

7. As Many as Possible, Thinking as Much as Possible: Figures of the Multitude in Joe Haldeman's Forever Trilogy 166

8. We're Family: Monstrous Kinships, Fidelity, and the Event in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Octavia Butler's Parable Novels 195

Notes 219

Bibliography 245

Index 261

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