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The rhetoric of terror : reflections on 9/11 and the war on terror

Author: Marc Redfield
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, did symbolic as well as literal damage. A trace of this cultural shock echoes in the American idiom 9/11: a bare name-date conveying both a trauma (the unspeakable happened then) and a claim on our knowledge. In the first of the two interlinked essays of this book, the author proposes the notion of virtual trauma to describe the cultural wound that this name-date both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Redfield, Marc, 1958-
Rhetoric of terror.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009020852
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Redfield
ISBN: 9780823247196 0823247198 9780823238583 082323858X 9780823231256 0823231259
OCLC Number: 647876470
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 136 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Spectral Life and the Rhetoric of Terror --
Part I: Virtual Trauma. September 11 --
Ground Zero --
Like a Movie --
The Gigantic --
World Trade Center and United 93 --
Virtual Trauma and True Mourning --
Part II: War on Terror. The Sovereign and the Terrorist --
Sovereignty at War --
Terror --
Terror in Letters --
Romanticism and the War on Terror --
Toward Perpetual Peace.
Responsibility: Marc Redfield.

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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, did symbolic as well as literal damage. This book includes two interlinked essays that proposes the notion of virtual traumato that describe the cultural  Read more...

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"A stimulating tour de force, The Rhetoric of Terror provides a brilliant lexicon of central keywords of our recent political life. Redfield's analysis of '9/11,' 'Ground Zero,' 'the war on terror' Read more...

 
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