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Perspectives on 9/11

Perspectives on 9/11

  • Author: Yassin El-Ayouty
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275979041
  • Category: History
  • Page: 353
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Examines how the tragedy of September 11, 2001, has changed the United States, the world, and the way people think.

9/11

9/11

The Culture of Commemoration

  • Author: David Simpson
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226759393
  • Category: History
  • Page: 182
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After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a general sense that the world was different—that nothing would ever be the same—settled upon a grieving nation; the events of that day were received as cataclysmic disruptions of an ordered world. Refuting this claim, David Simpson examines the complex and paradoxical character of American public discourse since that September morning, considering the ways the event has been aestheticized, exploited, and appropriated, while “Ground Zero” remains the contested site of an effort at adequate commemoration. In 9/11, Simpson argues that elements of the conventional culture of mourning and remembrance—grieving the dead, summarizing their lives in obituaries, and erecting monuments in their memory—have been co-opted for political advantage. He also confronts those who labeled the event an “apocalypse,” condemning their exploitation of 9/11 for the defense of torture and war. In four elegant chapters—two of which expand on essays originally published in the London Review of Books to great acclaim—Simpson analyzes the response to 9/11: the nationally syndicated “Portraits of Grief” obituaries in the New York Times; the debates over the rebuilding of the World Trade Center towers and the memorial design; the representation of American and Iraqi dead after the invasion of March 2003, along with the worldwide circulation of the Abu Ghraib torture photographs; and the urgent and largely ignored critique of homeland rhetoric from the domain of critical theory. Calling for a sustained cultural and theoretical analysis, 9/11 is the first book of its kind to consider the events of that tragic day with a perspective so firmly grounded in the humanities and so persuasive about the contribution they can make to our understanding of its consequences.

American Multiculturalism After 9/11

American Multiculturalism After 9/11

Transatlantic Perspectives

  • Author: Derek Rubin,J. Verheul
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN: 9089641440
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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This provocative and rich volume charts the post-9/11 debates and practice of multiculturalism, pinpointing their political and cultural implications in the United States and Europe.

Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11

Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11

From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects

  • Author: Amaney A. Jamal,Nadine Christine Naber
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815631521
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 378
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Bringing the rich terrain of Arab American histories to bear on conceptualizations of race in the U.S., this groundbreaking volume fills a critical gap in the field of ethnic studies. Unlike most immigrant communities who either have been consistently marked as non-white, or have made a transition from non-white to white, Arab Americans historically have been rendered white and have increasingly come to be seen as non-white. This book highlights emergent discourses on the distinct ways that race matters to the study of Arab American histories and asks essential questions.

9/11 Culture

9/11 Culture

  • Author: Jeffrey Melnick
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444358154
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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9/11 Culture serves as a timely and accessible introduction to the complexities of American culture in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Gives balanced examinations of a broad catalogue of artifacts from film, music, photography, literary fiction, and other popular arts Investigates the ways that 9/11 has exerted a shaping force on a wide range of practices, from the politics of femininity to the poetics of redemption Includes pedagogical material to assist understanding and teaching, including film and discographies, and a useful teachers' preface

Compensation for Losses from the 9/11 Attacks

Compensation for Losses from the 9/11 Attacks

  • Author: Lloyd S. Dixon,Lloyd Dixon,Rachel Kaganoff Stern
  • Publisher: Rand Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780833036919
  • Category: History
  • Page: 173
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, caused tremendous loss of life, property, and income, and the resulting response from public and private organizations was unprecedented. This monograph examines the benefits received by those who were killed or seriously injured on 9/11 and the benefits provided to individuals and businesses in New York City that suffered losses from the attack on the World Trade Center. The authors examine the performance of the compensation system--insurance, tort, government programs, and charity--in responding to the losses stemming from 9/11.

9/11: Mental Health in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks

9/11: Mental Health in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks

  • Author: Yuval Neria,Raz Gross,Randall D. Marshall,Ezra S. Susser
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139457721
  • Category: Medical
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This book was first published in 2006. Does terrorism have a unique and significant emotional and behavioral impact among adults and children? In what way does the impact of terrorism exceed the individual level and affect communities and specific professional groups, and test different leadership styles? How were professional communities of mental health clinicians, policy-makers and researchers mobilized to respond to the emerging needs post disaster? What are the lessons learned from the work conducted after 9/11, and the implications for future disaster mental health work and preparedness efforts? Yuval Neria and his team are uniquely placed to answer these questions having been involved in modifying ongoing trials and setting up new ones in New York to address these issues straight after the attacks. No psychiatrist, mental health professional or policy-maker should be without this book.

From 9/11 to Terror War

From 9/11 to Terror War

The Dangers of the Bush Legacy

  • Author: Douglas Kellner,Professor Douglas Kellner, PhD
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742526389
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 319
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The book shows how September 11 provided an opportunity for the Bush administration to push through hard-right domestic and foreign policies, many of which were being contested and blocked in Congress pre-September 11. Visit our website for sample chapters!

U.S. National Security and Foreign Policymaking After 9/11

U.S. National Security and Foreign Policymaking After 9/11

Present at the Re-creation

  • Author: M. Kent Bolton
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742559004
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 433
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U.S. National Security Policymaking: Present at the Re-Creation examines the external, societal, and governmental sources of change to U.S. national-security policymaking that were begun by 9/11, memorialized by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (2004). The manifold changes and what caused them are chronicled and compared to a similar change of trajectory in U.S. national-security that occurred as the Cold War commenced with the National Security Act (1947).

Rights Vs. Public Safety After 9/11

Rights Vs. Public Safety After 9/11

America in the Age of Terrorism

  • Author: Amitai Etzioni,Jason H. Marsh
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742527553
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 179
  • View: 6827
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Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the tension between civil rights and public safety has dominated public discourse. On issues ranging from racial profiling to military tribunals, Americans have had to ask whether it is possible for the United States to defend itself against terrorism without violating the values and principles that lie at the heart of its democratic order. In Rights vs. Public Safety after 9/11, some of the nation's leading legal experts and social critics confront this question head-on. The contributors offer measured, often communitarian, approaches to topics such as the changes in United States immigration policy after September 11th, the practical and moral difficulties of racial profiling, the ethical dilemmas of an emergency response to a bioterrorist attack, and the role of the government in promoting national service. This balanced compilation of essays highlights where government will need to expand its authority in the fight against terrorism, where it risks overreaching, and how this new era might strengthen American society.