Re-framing 9/11: film, popular culture and "the war on terror"

Jeff Birkenstein (Editor), Anna Froula (Editor), Karen Randell

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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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Continuum
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781441119902
ISBN (Print)9781441119056
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2010
Externally publishedYes


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