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The terror dream : fear and fantasy in post-9/11 America
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Éditeur Metropolitan Books
Année 2007
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The terror dream : fear and fantasy in post-9/11 America
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Description
1 vol. (XII-351 p.) ; 25 cm
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Classification Dewey
306.2
Contenu
We re at war, sweetheart ; The return of Superman ; The cowboys of yesterday ; Perfect virgins of grief ; Nesting nation ; President of the wild frontier ; Precious Little Jessi ; Original shame ; Heed the mothers ; Here is our father! Now we are safe! ; Touch me not ; Epilogue: What if?
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In this original examination of America's post-9/11 culture, journalist Faludi shines a light on the country's psychological response to the attacks of that terrible day. Turning her observational powers on the media, popular culture, and political life, Faludi unearths a barely acknowledged societal drama shot through with baffling contradictions. Why, she asks, did our culture respond to an assault against American global dominance with a frenzied summons to restore "traditional" manhood, marriage, and maternity? Why did we react as if the hijackers had targeted not a commercial and military edifice but the family home and nursery? The answer, she finds, lies in a historical anomaly unique to the American experience: the nation was forged in traumatizing assaults by nonwhite "barbarians" on town and village. That humiliation lies concealed under a myth of cowboy bluster and feminine frailty, which is reanimated whenever threat and shame looms.--From publisher description.
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978-0-8050-8692-8
0-8050-8692-7
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