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Memorials to shattered myths. Vietnam to 9/11.

Author: Harriet Senie
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Vietnam War, Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine High School shooting, and attacks of 9/11 all shattered myths of national identity. Vietnam was a war the U.S. didn't win on the ground in Asia or politically at home; Oklahoma City revealed domestic terrorism in the heartland; Columbine debunked legends of high school as an idyllic time; and 9/11 demonstrated U.S. vulnerability to international terrorism. The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet Senie
ISBN: 9780190248390 0190248394
OCLC Number: 946010584
Description: 272 pages
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter 1: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial: A Symbolic Cemetery on the National Mall ; Chapter 2: Immediate Memorials: Mourning in Protest ; Chapter 3: Oklahoma City: Reframing Tragedy as Triumph ; Chapter 4: Columbine and the Power of Denial ; Chapter 5: Commemorating 9/11: From the Tribute in Light to Reflecting Absence ; Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Harriet Senie.

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Memorials to the Vietnam War veterans, Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine school shooting, and 9/11 terrorist attacks commemorate events that shattered myths of national identity. Conflating memorials  Read more...

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In this landmark exploration of public art, politics, and cultural landscape, Senieconsiders how the concept of "national memorial" has shifted from recognition of political/military leaders and Read more...

 
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