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

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

From the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and best-selling author of Backlash--

an unflinching dissection of the mind of America after 9/11

About the Author

Susan Faludi is the author of Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man and Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Nation, among other publications. She lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427202185
Subtitle:
Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America
Author:
Faludi, Susan
Read:
McDonald, Beth
Author:
McDonald, Beth
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Popular culture -- United States.
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Women's Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20071002
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 cds, 12 hours
Dimensions:
5.29 x 5.57 x 1.56 in 1 lb
Media Run Time:
660

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From the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and best-selling author of Backlash--

an unflinching dissection of the mind of America after 9/11

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