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

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Author Name: Faludi, Susan

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Edition First Edition

Publisher Metropolitan Books 2007

ISBN # 0805086927 / 9780805086928

Book Isle ID 5576

Minor Shelfwear/edge bumps. No writing or damage noticed; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.20 inches; 351 pages; 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 acute 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 gunslingers, 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 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.

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