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Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America

Alexander T. Riley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479870479
eISBN:
9781479809400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870479.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

When United Airlines Flight 93, the fourth plane hijacked in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the gash it left in the ground became a ... More


Flight 93 and 9/11: American Mythology in the Making

Alexander T. Riley

in Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479870479
eISBN:
9781479809400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870479.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book examines the mythology of the United Airlines Flight 93 disaster in America's collective consciousness. Flight 93 was the fourth plane hijacked in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and it ... More


The Sacralization of Shanksville: The Emergence of the Temporary Memorial Site

Alexander T. Riley

in Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479870479
eISBN:
9781479809400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870479.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the spontaneous, individualized memorialization of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville. It first examines the symbolic material that makes “The End of Serenity”—a ... More


Flag Bodies: Commemoration in the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel

Alexander T. Riley

in Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479870479
eISBN:
9781479809400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870479.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel in Shanksville as a commemoration of United Airlines Flight 93. It first provides the narrative on the origin of the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel ... More


The Permanent Memorial: Symbolic Work and Conflict in the “Bowl of Embrace”

Alexander T. Riley

in Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479870479
eISBN:
9781479809400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870479.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on the design for the permanent Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville and the cultural context of its emergence. Drawing on the insights of Joanne Hanley and Barbara Black ... More


Myth in Practice: Visitors at the Temporary Memorial Site

Alexander T. Riley

in Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479870479
eISBN:
9781479809400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870479.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In this chapter, the author offers impressions of visitors to the temporary memorial site in Shanksville for United Airlines Flight 93 based on the interviews he conducted during the summer and fall ... More


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