9/11 Culture - download pdf or read online

By Jeffrey Melnick

ISBN-10: 1444358154

ISBN-13: 9781444358155

9/11 Culture serves as a well timed and obtainable advent to the complexities of yankee tradition within the wake of the 9-11 assaults.

  • Gives balanced examinations of a large catalogue of artifacts from movie, tune, images, literary fiction, and different well known arts
  • Investigates the ways in which Sep 11 has exerted a shaping strength on quite a lot of practices, from the politics of femininity to the poetics of redemption
  • Includes pedagogical fabric to help figuring out and instructing, together with movie and discographies, and an invaluable lecturers' preface

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Finally, and most centrally, there are three people named Rubin. Jessie Rubin is simply a wonder: she teaches me something new each day and her deep engagement with everything she does is thrilling. I am so grateful for her energetic companionship and I continue to be impressed with her ability to sort out the complicated messages the culture industries direct at her. Jacob Rubin, with his rigorous refusal of conventional wisdom and his deep wells of empathy, has exerted a profound influence on this book.

But the children’s movie Chicken Little? Steven Spielberg’s Munich? Television’s Lost? The first major proposition of this book, then, is that 9/11 and its cultural and political fallout have functioned as the answer to countless questions of social import. We may not now be living “9-11, 24-7” but that seems an error only of degree and not of basic approach. Figure 1 Doonesbury on 24/7 9/11 culture. Source: DOONESBURY © 2003 G. B. Trudeau. Reprinted with permission of UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE.

My work here has benefitted greatly from other scholars who have shared their work and insights with me. I am particularly grateful to Jonathan Ritter, who sent me an early copy of the excellent book he co-edited with J. Martin Daughtry (Music in the Post-9/11 World), and Greg Kornbluh, who started off as a research assistant – and an excellent one – but ended up reading and commenting on the entire manuscript and pushing me to make late-in-the-game improvements to the book. I also want to thank Paul Watanabe at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Nina Tisch of the John F.

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