9/11 and the War on Terror

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This interdisciplinary study of how 9/11 and the 'war on terror' were represented during the Bush era, shows how culture often functioned as a vital resource, for citizens attempting to make sense of momentous historical events that frequently seemed beyond their influence or control. Illustrated throughout, the book discusses representation of 9/11 and the war on terror in Hollywood film, the 9/11 novel, mass media, visual art and photography, political discourse, and revisionist historical accounts of American 'empire,' between the September 11 attacks and the Congressional midterm elections in 2006. As well as prompting an international security crisis, and a crisis in international governance and law, David Holloway suggests the culture of the time also points to a 'crisis' unfolding in the institutions and processes of republican democracy in the United States. His book offers a cultural and ideological history of the period, showing how culture was used by contemporaries to debate, legitimise, qualify, contest, or repress discussion, about the causes, consequences and broader meanings of 9/11 and the war on terror. ...

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    Author: By (author)  David Holloway , Edited by  Tim Woods , Edited by  Helena Grice
    Format: Paperback
    More Product Information 1: Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. History; 2. Politics; 3. Mass Media; 4. Cinema; 5. Literature; 6. Photography and Visual Art; Conclusion; Appendix A: Timeline; Appendix B: Synoptic biographies; Annotated bibliography of further reading and texts cited. ...

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    Providing an incisive and illuminating cultural and ideological analysis of dominant forms of media, culture and representation from the September 11, 2001 terror attacks through the 2006 Congressional elections, 9/11 and the War on Terror engages theoretical discourses and analyses of the event, media representation, including a chapter on cinema, and how 9/11 played out in literature and photography and visual art. The result is an excellent cultural history of our epoch full of original insight and interpretation. -- Professor Douglas Kellner, UCLA As the terror attacks on the United States become history as well as politics, there is now an opportunity for greater critical thinking on the representation of the event. In this timely and engaging book, David Hollo......

    More Product Information 3: About David Holloway
    David Holloway is a Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Derby. He is author of The Late Modernism of Cormac McCarthy, and co-editor of American Visual Cultures. ...