Beyond 9/11: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture

Beyond 9/11: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture

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Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631627044
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 05/08/2013
Series: Transcription Series: Cultures - Concepts - Controversies / Kulturen - Konzepte - Kontroversen , #6
Pages: 432
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.

Table of Contents

Contents: Bernd Greiner: 9/11 and Its Transatlantic Legacies – Mandana Biegi: Universal Jurisdiction and Torture: The Case of George W. Bush – Henrike Viehrig: The U.S. Public after 9/11: Polarized Views on Foreign Policy? – Sylvia Mayer: «Dwelling in Crisis»: Terrorist and Environmental Risk Scenarios in the Post-9/11 Novel – Greta Olson: Recovering from the Men We Loved to Hate: Barack Obama as a Representative of Post-Post-September 11 White House Masculinity – Tim Krieger: Calculating the Costs of 9/11 – Klaas Staal: Was Osama bin Laden Successful? An Economic Perspective on 9/11 and Beyond – Simone Knewitz: 9/11 and the Literature Industry – Georgiana Banita: Writing Energy Security after 9/11: Oil, Narrative, and Globalization – Gerhard Sauter: 9/11 as a Spiritual Event – Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad/Nazir Harb: The New American Muslim Identity: Defining American Islam over a Decade of Transformation – Christian Kloeckner: On Hallowed Ground: The Sacred Space of Ground Zero and the Consecration of Global Business – Sabine Sielke: Why «9/11 is [not] unique», or: Troping Trauma – Andrew S. Gross: What Chabon Remembers: Terrorism, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, and Nations without Borders – Patrick Keller: The Surprising Staying Power of U.S. Primacy – Andreas Falke: The Long-Term Foreign Policy Consequences of 9/11: An American Neo-Isolationism? – Birgit Däwes: Haunted Fiction: The Ghosts of Ground Zero – Sascha Pöhlmann: Future-Founding Poetry after 9/11 – Christoph Faulhaber/Christian Kloeckner: 9/11 as «Unbild»: A Conversation – Björn Bosserhoff: Beyond 9/11: A Bibliography.

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