Reframing 9/11 Film, Popular Culture and the "War on Terror"

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-13
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Foreword: Reza AslanIntroduction: Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula, and Karen RandellSection One: (Re)Creating LanguageChapter One: Fear, Terrorism and Popular Culture, David L. AltheideChapter Two: The Aesthetics of Destruction: Contemporary US Cinema and TV Culture , Mathias NilgesChapter Three: 9/11, British Muslims, and Popular Literary Fiction, Sara UpstoneChapter Four: Left Behind in America: The Army of One at the End of History, Jonathan VincentChapter Five: 9/11, Manhood, Mourning, and the American Romance, John MeadChapter Six: An Early Broadside: The Far Right Raids Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Jeff BirkensteinChapter Seven: The Sound of the "War on Terror", Corey K. CreekmurSection Two: Visions of War and TerrorChapter Eight: Avatars of Destruction: Cheerleading and Deconstructing the "War on Terror" in Video Games, David AnnandaleChapter Nine: The Land of the Dead and the Home of the Brave: Romero's vision of a Post 9/11 America, Terence McSweeneyChapter Ten: Superman is the Faultline: Fissures in the Monomythic Man of Steel, Alex EvansChapter Eleven: The Tools and Toys of (the) War (on Terror): Consumer Desire, Military Fetish and Regime Change in Batman Begins, Justine TohChapter Twelve: "It was like a movie": The impossibility of representation in Oliver Stone's World Trade Center (2006), Karen RandellChapter Thirteen: The Contemporary Politics of the Western Form: Bush, Saving Jessica Lynch, and Deadwood, Stacy TakacsSection Three: Prophetic NarrativesChapter Fourteen: Governing Fear in the Iron Cage of Rationalism: Terry Gilliam's Brazil through the 9/11 Looking Glass, David PriceChapter Fifteen: Cultural Anxiety, Moral Clarity and Willful Amnesia: Filming Philip K. Dick After 9/11, Lance RubinChapter Sixteen: Prolepsis and the "War on Terror": Zombie Pathology and the Culture of Fear in 28 Days Later..., Anna FroulaAfterword: John CaweltiNotes on ContributorsBibliographyIndex

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