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The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America

Autor: Faludi, Susan

Editorial: Macmillan Audio

Formato:Disco Compacto
Precio de Lista:$39.95
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The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America : In this most original examination of America's post-9/11 culture, Susan Faludi shines a light on the country's psychological response to the attacks on that terrible day. Turning her observational powers on the media, popular culture, and political life, Faludi unearths a barely acknowledged but bedrock 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? Why did an attack fueled by hatred of Western emancipation lead us to a regressive fixation on Doris Day womanhood and John Wayne masculinity, with trembling "security moms," swaggering presidential gun-slingers, and the "rescue" of a female soldier cast as a "helpless little girl"? The answer, Faludi finds, lies in a historical anomaly unique to the American experience: the nation that in recent memory has been least vulnerable to domestic attack was forged in traumatizing assaults by non-white "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 - as they did on September 11. Brilliant and important, The Terror Dream shows what 9/11 revealed about us - and offers the opportunity to look at ourselves anew. Unabridged on 10 compact discs. Read by Beth McDonald.


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History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9781427202185
ISBN 10:1427202184
Formato:Disco Compacto
Idioma:Inglés
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Tamaño:5.80" l x 5.10" w x 1.60" h
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