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The Terror Dream

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Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN 10 : 0805086927
Pages : 351 pages
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Download or read book The Terror Dream PDF or another Format written by Susan Faludi and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2007-10-02 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines America's psychological response in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks to discuss why America responded with a call to restore "traditional" manhood, marriage, and maternity.


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September 11 in Popular Culture: A Guide

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9780313355066
Pages : 319 pages
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Download or read book September 11 in Popular Culture: A Guide PDF or another Format written by Sara E. Quay and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-09-14 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers an exploration of the comprehensive impact of the events of September 11, 2001, on every aspect of American culture and society. • More than 100 aspects of American culture are discussed in terms of their response to—or reflection of—the events of September 11 • 68 scholars from a variety of disciplines contributed to this book • A compelling chronological view of how America responded to the September 11 attacks—in our everyday life, our work environments, and in popular culture • Helpful indexes offer access to the entries by genre, title, and author • Spotlight essays discuss specific television shows, films, music, literature, and art works that came as a result of September 11, while shorter essays focus on specific books, TV shows, songs, and films.


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Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality

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ISBN 10 : 9781350148116
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality PDF or another Format written by Sunera Thobani and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The current political standoffs of the 'War on Terror' illustrate that the interaction within and between the so-called Western and Middle Eastern civilizations is constantly in flux. A recurring theme however is how Islam and Muslims signify the 'Enemy' in the Western socio-cultural imagination and have become the 'Other' against which the West identifies itself. In a unique and insightful blend of critical race, feminist and post-colonial theory, Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam. Exposing these symbiotic relationships, Thobani explores how the return of 'religion' is reworking the racial, gender and sexual politics by which Western society defines itself, and more specifically, defines itself against Islam. Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality unpacks conventional as well as unconventional orthodoxies to open up new spaces in how we think about sexual and racial identity in the West and the crucial role that Islam has had and continues to have in its development.


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Rejection and Disaffiliation in Twenty-First Century American Immigration Narratives

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ISBN 10 : 9783319921297
Pages : 141 pages
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Download or read book Rejection and Disaffiliation in Twenty-First Century American Immigration Narratives PDF or another Format written by Katie Daily and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-06-11 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rejection and Disaffiliation in Twenty-First Century American Immigration Narratives examines changing attitudes about national sovereignty and affiliation. Katie Daily delinks twenty-first century American immigration narratives from 9/11, examining genre alterations within a scope of literary analysis that is wider than what “post-9/11” allows. What emerges is an understanding of the speed at which the rhetoric and aims of many twenty-first century immigration narratives significantly depart from the traditions established post-1900. Daily investigates a recent trend in which novelists and filmmakers question what it means to be an immigrant in contemporary America and explores how these “disaffiliation” narratives challenge some of the most fundamental traditions in American literature and society.


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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

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ISBN 10 : 9781441110473
Pages : 248 pages
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Download or read book Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema PDF or another Format written by Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2012-03-22 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The horror film is meant to end in hope: Regan McNeil can be exorcized. A hydrophobic Roy Scheider can blow up a shark. Buffy can and will slay vampires. Heroic human qualities like love, bravery, resourcefulness, and intelligence will eventually defeat the monster. But, after the 9/11, American horror became much more bleak, with many films ending with the deaths of the entire main cast. Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema illustrates how contemporary horror films explore visceral and emotional reactions to the attacks and how they underpin audiences' ongoing fears about their safety. It examines how scary movies have changed as a result of 9/11 and, conversely, how horror films construct and give meaning to the event in a way that other genres do not. Considering films such as Quarantine, Cloverfield, Hostel and the Saw series, Wetmore examines the transformations in horror cinema since 9/11 and considers not merely how the tropes have changed, but how our understanding of horror itself has changed.


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Post-9/11 Cinema

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780810881341
Pages : 349 pages
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Download or read book Post-9/11 Cinema PDF or another Format written by John Markert and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011-09-16 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines dramatic motion pictures and documentary films depicting the September 11 terrorist attacks and the events that followed.


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Recovering 9/11 in New York

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781443859592
Pages : 330 pages
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Download or read book Recovering 9/11 in New York PDF or another Format written by Robert Fanuzzi and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-04-23 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays offers a rich variety of approaches to how people and institutions in greater New York have sought to find meaning in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, now a decade on. The views and practices documented here join memory, recovery, and rebuilding together to form a vital new chapter in New York’s metropolitan history. Contributors contest the dominant nationalist narrative about 9/11 to generate a more local and socially-engaged form of scholarship that connects directly with the experiences of people who lived or came to work in New York that fateful day and the years that followed. In doing so, these essays give academics and clinical professionals an opportunity to reflect upon and work with the people of a community – in this case, metropolitan New York – as essential partners, and even the main protagonists, in creating new paradigms to capture the significance of these events and their aftermath. The collection is comprised of sixteen essays by experts drawn from a wide range of scholarly and professional fields. They investigate how people across the New York metropolitan region initially responded to and have since remembered the events of September 11th as they rippled out into the city, the surrounding metropolitan region, and the nation at large. They engage directly with the emotional and psychological aftermath of the attacks, approaching the questions of healing and teaching from a variety of institutional, professional, and non-professional perspectives. The volume concludes with a selection of essays that grapple with the challenge of “Representing 9/11.” Contributors to this section evaluate contemporary novels and films that have risked engagement with deep narrative traditions to translate the recent memory of public events into resonant stories and imaginative language. Readers are invited to consider how all these responses – in literature, memorials, media representations, and the words and actions of diverse individuals – still contribute to the complex, yet inescapable challenge of making meaning of 9/11.


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Securing Africa

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317058236
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Securing Africa PDF or another Format written by Malinda S. Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This meticulously researched, forcibly argued and accessibly written collection explores the many and complex ways in which Africa has been implicated in the discourses and politics of September 11, 2001. Written by key scholars based in leading institutions in Canada, the United States, the Middle East and Africa, the volume interrogates the impact of post-9/11 politics on Africa from many disciplinary perspectives, including political science, sociology, history, anthropology, religious studies and cultural studies. The essays analyze the impact of 9/11 and the 'war on terror' on political dissent and academic freedom; the contentious vocabulary of crusades, clash of civilizations, barbarism and 'Islamofascism'; alternative genealogies of local and global terrorism; extraordinary renditions to black sites and torture; human rights and insecurities; collapsed states and the development-security merger; and anti-terrorism policies from George W. Bush to Barack Obama. This is a much-needed meditation on historical and contemporary discourses on terrorism.


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Post-9/11 Heartland Horror

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317077527
Pages : 138 pages
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Download or read book Post-9/11 Heartland Horror PDF or another Format written by Victoria McCollum and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-06-23 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the resurgence of rural horror following the events of 9/11, as a number of filmmakers, inspired by the films of the 1970s, moved away from the characteristic industrial and urban settings of apocalyptic horror, to return to American heartland horror. Examining the revival of rural horror in an era of city fear and urban terrorism, the author analyses the relationship of the genre with fears surrounding the Global War on Terror, exploring the films’ engagement with the political repercussions of 9/11 and the ways in which traces of traumatic events leave their mark on cultures. Arranged around the themes of dissent, patriotism, myth, anger and memorial, and with attention to both text and socio-cultural context in its interpretation of the films’ themes, Post-9/11 Heartland Horror offers a series of case studies covering a ten-year period to shed light on the manner in which the Post-9/11 Heartland Horror films scrutinize and unravel the events, aspirations, anxieties, discourses, dogmas, and socio-political conflicts of the post-9/11 era. As such, it will appeal to scholars and students of film studies, cultural studies and media studies, and those with interests in the relationship between popular culture and politics.


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The Politics of Post-9/11 Music: Sound, Trauma, and the Music Industry in the Time of Terror

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ISBN 10 : 9781317020264
Pages : 232 pages
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Download or read book The Politics of Post-9/11 Music: Sound, Trauma, and the Music Industry in the Time of Terror PDF or another Format written by Brian Flota and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-24 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seeking to extend discussions of 9/11 music beyond the acts typically associated with the September 11th attacks”U2, Toby Keith, The Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen”this collection interrogates the politics of a variety of post-9/11 music scenes. Contributors add an aural dimension to what has been a visual conceptualization of this important moment in US history by articulating the role that lesser-known contemporary musicians have played”or have refused to play”in constructing a politics of protest in direct response to the trauma inflicted that day. Encouraging new conceptualizations of what constitutes 'political music,' The Politics of Post-9/11 Music covers topics as diverse as the rise of Internet music distribution, Christian punk rock, rap music in the Obama era, and nostalgia for 1960s political activism.


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The City Since 9/11

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ISBN 10 : 9781611477191
Pages : 302 pages
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Download or read book The City Since 9/11 PDF or another Format written by Keith Wilhite and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-03-04 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyzes post-9/11 literature, film, and television through an interdisciplinary lens, taking into account contemporary debates about spatial practices, gentrification, cosmopolitanism, memory and history, nostalgia, the uncanny and the abject, postmodern virtuality, the politics of realism, and the economic and social life of cities. Featuring an international group of scholars, the volume theorizes how literary and visual representations expose the persistent conflicts that arise as cities rebuild in the shadow of past ruins.


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Reframing 9/11

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 10 : 9781441141958
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Reframing 9/11 PDF or another Format written by Jeff Birkenstein and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2010-05-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: September 11th, 2001 remains a focal point of American consciousness, a site demanding ongoing excavation, a site at which to mark before and after "everything" changed. In ways both real and intangible the entire sequence of events of that day continues to resonate in an endlessly proliferating aftermath of meanings that continue to evolve. Presenting a collection of analyses by an international body of scholars that examines America's recent history, this book focuses on popular culture as a profound discursive site of anxiety and discussion about 9/11 and demystifies the day's events in order to contextualize them into a historically grounded series of narratives that recognizes the complex relations of a globalized world. Essays in Reframing 9/11 share a collective drive to encourage new and original approaches for understanding the issues both within and beyond the official political rhetoric of the events of the "The Global War on Terror" and issues of national security.


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The War on Terror and American Popular Culture

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Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780838642078
Pages : 300 pages
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Download or read book The War on Terror and American Popular Culture PDF or another Format written by Andrew Schopp and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The War on Terror and American Popular Culture is a collection of original essays by academics and researchers from around the world that examines the complex interrelation between the Bush administration's "War on Terror" and American popular culture. Written by experts in the fields of literature, film, and cultural studies, this book examines in detail how popular culture reflects concerns and anxieties about the September 11 attacks and the war those attacks generated, how it interrogates the individual and collective impacts that war has wrought, how it might challenge or critique current policy, and how it might reinforce or endorse the war and its sociopolitical paradigms.


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American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781474413824
Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 PDF or another Format written by Terence McSweeney and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film. Through a dynamic critical analysis of the defining films of the turbulent post-9/11 decade, the volume explores and interrogates the impact of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' on American cinema and culture. In a vibrant discussion of films like American Sniper (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Spectre (2015), The Hateful Eight (2015), Lincoln (2012), The Mist (2007), Children of Men (2006), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), noted authors Geoff King, Guy Westwell, John Shelton Lawrence, Ian Scott, Andrew Schopp, James Kendrick, Sean Redmond, Steffen Hantke and many others consider the power of popular film to function as a potent cultural artefact, able to both reflect the defining fears and anxieties of the tumultuous era, but also shape them in compelling and resonant ways.


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How Pop Culture Shapes the Stages of a Woman's Life

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ISBN 10 : 9781137566188
Pages : 291 pages
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Download or read book How Pop Culture Shapes the Stages of a Woman's Life PDF or another Format written by Melissa Ames and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-03-15 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary popular culture has created a slew of stereotypical roles for girls and women to (willingly or not) play throughout their lives: The Princess, the Nymphette, the Diva, the Single Girl, the Bridezilla, the Tiger Mother, the M.I.L.F, the Cougar, and more. In this book Ames and Burcon investigate the role of cultural texts in gender socialization at specific pre-scripted stages of a woman's life (from girls to the "golden girls") and how that instruction compounds over time. By studying various texts (toys, magazines, blogs, tweets, television shows, Hollywood films, novels, and self-help books) they argue that popular culture exists as a type of funhouse mirror constantly distorting the real world conditions that exist for women, magnifying the gendered expectations they face. Despite the many problematic, conflicting messages women receive throughout their lives, this book also showcases the ways such messages are resisted, allowing women to move past the blurry reality they broadcast and toward, hopefully, gender equality.


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Law, Text, Terror

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780521519571
Pages : 199 pages
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Download or read book Law, Text, Terror PDF or another Format written by Ian Ward and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-04-16 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ian Ward places contemporary political and jurisprudential responses to terrorism within a broader literary, cultural and historical context.


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Ms. Marvel's America

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496827050
Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book Ms. Marvel's America PDF or another Format written by Jessica Baldanzi and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2020-02-28 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by José Alaniz, Jessica Baldanzi, Eric Berlatsky, Peter E. Carlson, Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins, Antero Garcia, Aaron Kashtan, Winona Landis, A. David Lewis, Martin Lund, Shabana Mir, Kristin M. Peterson, Nicholaus Pumphrey, Hussein Rashid, and J. Richard Stevens Mainstream superheroes are becoming more and more diverse, with new identities for Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. Though the Marvel-verse is becoming much more racially, ethnically, and gender diverse, many of these comics remain shy about religion. The new Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, is a notable exception, not only because she is written and conceived by two women, Sana Amanat and G. Willow Wilson, but also because both of these women bring their own experiences as Muslim Americans to the character. This distinct collection brings together scholars from a range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, religious studies, pedagogy, and communications to engage with a single character, exploring Khan’s significance for a broad readership. While acknowledged as the first Muslim superhero to headline her own series, her character appears well developed and multifaceted in many other ways. She is the first character to take over an established superhero persona, Ms. Marvel, without a reboot of the series or death of the original character. The teenager is also a second-generation immigrant, born to parents who arrived in New Jersey from Pakistan. With essays from and about diverse voices on an array of topics from fashion to immigration history to fandom, this volume includes an exclusive interview with Ms. Marvel author and cocreator G. Willow Wilson by gender studies scholar Shabana Mir.