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Rather than turning backward and remembering 9/11, this book sets out to reflect on how the events of September 11, 2001, have shifted our perspectives on a whole series of political, economic, social, and cultural processes. Beyond 9/11 raises the question how the intense debates on the 2001 terrorist attacks and their aftermaths have come to shape our present moment and frame what lies ahead. At the same time, this collection acknowledges that the label «9/11» has often bracketed cultural complexities we have only begun to understand. In Beyond 9/11, contributors from the fields of American studies, political science, economics, history, theology, and the arts reappraise the cultural climate and the global impact of the United States in the second decade of the twenty-first century.
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|Publisher:||Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften|
|Series:||Transcription Series: Cultures - Concepts - Controversies / Kulturen - Konzepte - Kontroversen , #6|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Christian Kloeckner and Simone Knewitz are assistant professors in the North American Studies Program at the University of Bonn. Sabine Sielke is Chair of North American Literature and Culture and Director of the North American Studies Program and the German-Canadian Centre at the University of Bonn.