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The Resource The terror dream : fear and fantasy in post-9/11 America, Susan Faludi

The terror dream : fear and fantasy in post-9/11 America, Susan Faludi

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The terror dream : fear and fantasy in post-9/11 America
Title
The terror dream
Title remainder
fear and fantasy in post-9/11 America
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Susan Faludi
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this most original examination of post-9/11 America, Susan Faludi shines a light on the country's psychological response to the attacks of that terrible day. Turning her laser-sharp observational powers on the media, popular culture, and political life, Faludi unearths a barely acknowledged but bedrock societal drama shot through with baffling contradictions. Why, she asks, did an assault on American global dominance provoke an almost hysterical summons to restore "traditional" manhood, marriage, and maternity? Why did our media react as if the hijackers had targeted not commercial and military edifices but the family home and nursery?" "The answer, Faludi finds, lies in a historical anomaly unique to the American experience: the nation that in recent memory has been least vulnerable to domestic attack is also a nation haunted by a centuries-long trauma of assault on its home soil. For nearly two hundred years, our central drama was not the invincibility of our frontiersmen but their inability to repel invasions of non-Christian, nonwhite "barbarians" from the homestead door. To conceal the insecurity bred by those attacks, American culture would generate an ironclad countermyth of cowboy swagger and feminine frailty, which has been reanimated whenever the nation feels threatened. On September 11, Americans were once again returned to an experience of homeland terror and humiliation. And, once again, they fled from self-knowledge and retreated into myth." "The Terror Dream is ultimately concerned not with what 9/11 did to women or men but with what it revealed about all of us - granting us the opportunity to look at ourselves anew."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
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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203323
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Faludi, Susan
Dewey number
306.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Popular culture
  • Political culture
  • Mass media
  • Fear
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • National characteristics, American
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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fear and fantasy in post-9/11 America
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The terror dream : fear and fantasy in post-9/11 America, Susan Faludi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-338) and index
Contents
I: Ontogeny -- 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 -- II: Phylogeny -- Original shame -- Heed the mothers -- Here is our father! Now we are safe! -- Touch me not -- Epilogue: What if?
Control code
000041498488
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 351 p.
Isbn
9780805086928
Label
The terror dream : fear and fantasy in post-9/11 America, Susan Faludi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-338) and index
Contents
I: Ontogeny -- 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 -- II: Phylogeny -- Original shame -- Heed the mothers -- Here is our father! Now we are safe! -- Touch me not -- Epilogue: What if?
Control code
000041498488
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 351 p.
Isbn
9780805086928

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