Terror, Culture, Politics : 9/11 Reconsidered / Edition 1

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Overview

Terror, Culture, Politics: Rethinking 9/11 takes a critical look at the politics of
American culture in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks. The volume takes as axiomatic—and,
therefore, as demanding careful scrutiny—the connection between culture as creative expression and culture in the broader sense of the beliefs, values, and habits that members of a society hold in common. Coming from a wide array of disciplines—art history, history, literature, media studies, law, and political science—the contributors ask not so much how 9/11 changed American culture but how our existing cultural patterns, in such separate but linked domains as the media,
public art, and political thought, shaped our responses to it.

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"Coming from a wide array of disciplines—art history, history, literature,
media studies, law, and political science—Terror Culture, Politics: Rethinking 9/11 takes a critical look at the politics of American culture in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253218124
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: 21st Century Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel J. Sherman is Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies and Professor of
History at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Terry Nardin is
Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of
Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Terry Nardin and Daniel J. Sherman
Part 1. Image/Memory
1. "Document of
Civilization and Document of Barbarism": The World Trade Center Near and Far Patricia A.
Morton
2. Two Projects with Commentary: "Around Ground Zero" (Map) and "New York, September
11, 2001—Four Days Later" (Aerial Photographs) Laura Kurgan
3. Falling Persons and
National Embodiment: The Reconstruction of Safe Spectatorship in the Photographic Record of 9/11
Susan Lurie
4. Captain America Sheds His Mighty Tears: Comics and September 11 Henry
Jenkins
5. Trauma, Healing, and the Therapeutic Monument Kirk Savage
6. Naming and the Violence of Place Daniel J. Sherman
Part 2. Ethics/Politics
7. 9/11 and the
Jihad Tradition Sohail H. Hashmi
8. Women's Jihad before 9/11 miriam cooke
9. Who
Defended the Country? Elaine Scarry
The 9/11 Commission Report: Has It Incited a Public
Debate about Our Nation's Defense? Elaine Scarry
10. Rethinking Crisis Government William
E. Scheuerman
11. Human Rights and the Use of Force after September 11th, 2001 Stephen J.
Toope
Contributors
Index

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