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
     
 

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:
11/28/2007
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Marita Sturken is a professor of culture and communication at New York University. She is the author of Tangled Memories: The Vietnam War, the AIDS Epidemic, and the Politics of Remembering and a coauthor of Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture.

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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