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September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (American Encounters/Global Interactions)

Mary L. Dudziak

Editore: Duke University Press Books, 2003
ISBN 10: 0822332299 / ISBN 13: 9780822332299
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Titolo: September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment?...

Casa editrice: Duke University Press Books

Data di pubblicazione: 2003

Legatura: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction Mary L. Dudziak; Ground Zero: Enduring war Marilyn B. Young; Echoes of the Cold War: The aftermath of September 11 at home Elaine Tyler May; Homeland insecurities: Transformations of language and space Amy Kaplan; 9/11 and the Muslim transformation Khaled Abou el Fadl; Islam(s) East and West: Pluralism between no-frill and designer fundamentalism Sherman A. Jackson; The citizen and the terrorist Leti Volpp; Civil liberties in the dragon's domain: Negotiating the blurred boundary between domestic law and foreign affairs after 9/11 Christopher L. Eisgruber & Lawrence G. Sager; Transforming international law after the September 11th attacks? Three evolving paradigms for regulating international terrorism Laurence R. Helfer; Empire's law: Foreign relations by Presidential fiat Ruti G. Teitel; Afterword: Remembering September 11 Mary L. Dudziak. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0822332299

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Riassunto: Hours after the collapse of the Twin Towers, the idea that the September 11 attacks had ?changed everything? permeated American popular and political discussion. In the period since then, the events of September 11 have been used to justify profound changes in U.S. public policy and foreign relations. Bringing together leading scholars of history, law, literature, and Islam, September 11 in History asks whether the attacks and their aftermath truly marked a transition in U.S. and world history or whether they are best understood in the context of pre-existing historical trajectories.

From a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this collection scrutinize claims about September 11, in terms of both their historical validity and their consequences. Essays range from an analysis of terms like ?ground zero,? ?homeland,? and ?the axis of evil? to an argument that the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay has become a site for acting out a repressed imperial history. Examining the effect of the attacks on Islamic self-identity, one contributor argues that Osama bin Laden enacted an interpretation of Islam on September 11 and asserts that progressive Muslims must respond to it. Other essays focus on the deployment of Orientalist tropes in categorizations of those who ?look Middle Eastern,? the blurring of domestic and international law evident in a number of legal developments including the use of military tribunals to prosecute suspected terrorists, and the justifications for and consequences of American unilateralism. This collection ultimately reveals that everything did not change on September 11, 2001, but that some foundations of democratic legitimacy have been significantly eroded by claims that it did.

Khaled Abou el Fadl
Mary L. Dudziak
Christopher L. Eisgruber
Laurence R. Helfer
Sherman A. Jackson
Amy B. Kaplan
Elaine Tyler May
Lawrence G. Sager
Ruti G. Teitel
Leti Volpp
Marilyn B. Young


Mary L. Dudziak is Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law and History at the University of Southern California Law School. She is the author of Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy.

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