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The Resource Memorials to shattered myths : Vietnam to 9/11, Harriet F. Senie

Memorials to shattered myths : Vietnam to 9/11, Harriet F. Senie

Label
Memorials to shattered myths : Vietnam to 9/11
Title
Memorials to shattered myths
Title remainder
Vietnam to 9/11
Statement of responsibility
Harriet F. Senie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Although radically different, the Vietnam War, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine High School shootings, and the attacks of 9/11 all shattered myths of national identity. Vietnam was a war the United States didn't win; Oklahoma City revealed domestic terrorism in the heartland; Columbine debunked legends of high school as an idyllic time; and 9/11 demonstrated U.S. vulnerability to international terrorism
  • "Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11 traces the evolution and consequences of a new hybrid paradigm, which grants a heroic status to victims of national tragedies, and by extension to their families, thereby creating a class of privileged participants in the permanent memorial process. Harriet F. Senie suggests that instead the victims' families be able to determine the nature of an interim memorial, one that addresses their needs in the critical time between the murder of their loved ones and the completion of the permanent memorial. She also observes that the memorials discussed herein are inadvertently based on strategies of diversion and denial that direct our attention away from actual events, and reframe tragedy as secular or religious triumph. In doing so, they camouflage history, and seen as an aggregate, they define a nation of victims, exactly the concept they and their accompanying celebratory narratives were apparently created to obscure." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Senie, Harriet
Dewey number
725/.940973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA9347
LC item number
.S46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memorials
  • Memorialization
  • Victims
  • Nationalism and collective memory
  • Förenta staterna
  • Denkmal
  • USA
  • Historiska minnesmärken
  • Krigsmonument
  • Krigsoffer
  • Terroroffer
  • Nationalism
  • Kollektivt minne
  • Minnet
Label
Memorials to shattered myths : Vietnam to 9/11, Harriet F. Senie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial : a symbolic cemetery on the National Mall -- Immediate memorials : mourning in protest -- Oklahoma City : reframing tragedy as triumph -- Columbine : the power of denial -- Commemorating 9/11 : from the Tribute in light to Reflecting absence -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn907061019
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 261 pages
Isbn
9780190248406
Lccn
2015013447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026394476
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190248390
  • (OCoLC)907061019
Label
Memorials to shattered myths : Vietnam to 9/11, Harriet F. Senie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial : a symbolic cemetery on the National Mall -- Immediate memorials : mourning in protest -- Oklahoma City : reframing tragedy as triumph -- Columbine : the power of denial -- Commemorating 9/11 : from the Tribute in light to Reflecting absence -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn907061019
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 261 pages
Isbn
9780190248406
Lccn
2015013447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026394476
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190248390
  • (OCoLC)907061019

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