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War of words : language, politics and 9/11

Author: Sandra Silberstein
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At first there were no words to describe September 11, only a national hush that expressed the sudden absence of so many lives. Then the floodgates opened: eyewitness accounts, expert analyses, bitter denunciations, tributes to the fallen heroes, patriotic exhortations, eulogies, spin. Tracing the subtle linguistic battles fought since then, War of Words explores how 9/11 was remanufactured on screen and in print -  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Silberstein
ISBN: 0415290473 9780415290470
OCLC Number: 50339371
Description: xv, 172 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. From Terror to War: The War on Terrorism --
2. Becoming President --
3. From News to Entertainment: Eyewitness Accounts --
4. New York Becomes America(n) --
5. Selling America --
6. "The New McCarthyism" --
7. Schooling America: Lessons on Islam and Geography.
Responsibility: Sandra Silberstein.
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Timely and penetrating, War of Words shows how the stories we told after the attacks fashioned a post-9/11 American identity and reinscribed our national beliefs.  Read more...

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