The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11

The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11

by Christina Simko

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199381791
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Christina Simko is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Williams College.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part I: Political Consolation in American History
Chapter 1: Revisiting the Civil Scriptures
Chapter 2: The War of Good and Evil
Chapter 3: American Tragedies
Part II: Politics and Consolation after September 11
Chapter 4: September Mourning
Chapter 5: From Consolation to Legitimation
Chapter 6: Consolation and Commemoration
Chapter 7: Symbolic Politics on Sacred Ground
Conclusion: Crisis Moments and Political Meanings
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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