Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground Zero

Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground Zero

by Marita Sturken
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822341034

ISBN-13: 9780822341031

Pub. Date: 11/01/2007

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Study of how the memorials created in Oklahoma City and at the World Trade Center site raise questions about the relationship between cultural memory and consumerism.

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Overview

Study of how the memorials created in Oklahoma City and at the World Trade Center site raise questions about the relationship between cultural memory and consumerism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822341031
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................ix
Introduction....................1
1. Consuming Fear and Selling Comfort....................35
2. Citizens and Survivors: Cultural Memory and Oklahoma City....................93
3. The Spectacle of Death and the Spectacle of Grief: The Execution of Timothy McVeigh....................139
4. Tourism and "Sacred Ground": The Space of Ground Zero....................165
5. Architectures of Grief and the Aesthetics of Absence....................219
Conclusion....................287
Notes....................295
Bibliography....................319
Index....................333

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