American Culture Transformed

Dialing 9/11

Authors: Tucker, B., Walton, P.

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The bombing of the Twin Towers in New York on September 11, 2001, marked a major turning point in modern American culture. Authors Bruce Tucker and Priscilla L. Walton examine critical moments in the aftermath of 9/11 arguing that commentators abandoned complexity, seeking to reduce events to their simplest signification.

About the authors

BRUCE TUCKER is a professor of History and Associate Vice-President, Academic at the University of Windsor, Canada. He is co-author with Zane L. Miller of Changing Plans for America's Inner Cities: Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine and Twentieth Century Urbanism (1998) and co-editor with Philip J. Obermiller and Thomas E. Wagner of Appalachian Odyssey: Historical Perspectives on the Great Migration (2000). He has served on the program committee and the international committee of the American Studies Association and on the international committee of the editorial board of the Journal of American History. He is currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Appalachian Studies. His reviews and articles on American intellectual and cultural history have appeared in the New England Quarterly, American Literature, Prospects, Canadian Review of American Studies, Appalachian Journal, Journal of Appalachian Studies, American Studies, and Eighteenth-Century Studies. He is currently working on a study of the revolutionary tradition in modern American political culture.

PRISCILLA L. WALTON is a professor of English at Carleton University, Canada, and Director of the Carleton Centre for Research in American Studies. She is also editor of the Canadian Review of American Studies, and has published numerous books and articles in the United States and Canada, including Our Cannibals, Ourselves (2004) and co-authored Detective Agency: Women Re-Wrting the Hardboiled Tradition (1999), Border Crossings: Thomas King's Comic Inversions (2003), and others. She was the first Canadian president of the International Narrative Society, President of the Henry James Society, and President and Session Chair of the MLA Division of Literatures Other than British and American. She has also served on the PMLA Advisory Committee, and been a member of the Program Committee of the American Studies Association.

Reviews

'American Culture Transformed offers an interesting sampling of the cultural landscape in America after 9/11. The authors provide compelling snapshots of iconic moments and figures from the military, economics, the arts, and politics. The book will stir memories and make us uncomfortable again.'

- Mary Poovey, New York University, USA

'With its clear methodology and its sweeping approach, Dialing 9/11 is an accessible and overall convincing approach to that recent decade.' -Transatlantica

'Published just months after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Priscilla L. Walton and Bruce Tucker's American Culture Transformed, by pertaining to both media and gender studies, strives to contribute a complementary and original point of view to the debates about the post-9/11 years...it is highly documented, accessible, and is pleasant to read for scholars or non-scholars interested in various aspects of American contemporary culture.' - Vincent SouladiƩ, Media and Diversity, 2014


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Heroes, Hype, and History

    Tucker, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Spinning and Counter-Spinning Jessica Lynch and Lynndie England

    Tucker, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 26-57

  • Corporate Complications

    Tucker, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 58-94

  • Sometimes Paranoia Is Just Common Sense: Leaving Behind Da Vinci

    Tucker, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 95-129

  • A Movie and a Funeral: Michael Moore and Ronald Reagan circa 2004

    Tucker, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 130-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
American Culture Transformed
Book Subtitle
Dialing 9/11
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00234-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137002341
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00233-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-03349-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 179
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