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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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Susan Faludi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Faludi, Susan
Dewey number
306.2/40973090511
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.Z83
LC item number
F35 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Political culture
  • Mass media
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Fear
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The terror dream : fear and fantasy in post-9/11 America, Susan Faludi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 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 -- Pt. II: Phylogeny. Original shame ; Heed the mothers ; Here is our father! Now we are safe! ; Touch me not -- Epilogue: What if?
Control code
ocn122309160
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780805086928
Lccn
2007012028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 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 -- Pt. II: Phylogeny. Original shame ; Heed the mothers ; Here is our father! Now we are safe! ; Touch me not -- Epilogue: What if?
Control code
ocn122309160
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780805086928
Lccn
2007012028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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