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The Traynor Legacy versus the “Patient Zero” Myth

Phil Tiemeyer

in Plane Queer: "Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274761
eISBN:
9780520955301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274761.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 7 traces the AIDS crisis into the 1990s. It begins with the 1987 release of Randy Shilts’s And the Band Played On and his portrayal of Dugas as the origin of the epidemic in America. My ... More


Selling Success: Visual Media and Rhapsody in Blue

Ryan Raul Bañagale

in Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199978373
eISBN:
9780190201418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199978373.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

As an extension of the early cinematic treatment of Rhapsody in Blue in chapter 2, this chapter focuses on film and television encounters with the piece from the last quarter of the twentieth century ... More


Flight Attendants and the Origins of an Epidemic

Phil Tiemeyer

in Plane Queer: "Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274761
eISBN:
9780520955301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274761.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 examines the early AIDS crisis. Flight attendants experienced how AIDS was both a medical and a political crisis. The demonization of steward Gäetan Dugas, known as “Patient Zero,” ... More


The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety

Dean J. Franco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452857
eISBN:
9780801470493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452857.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This book offers a shocking perspective on the American aviation industry by a former United Airlines pilot. Weaving insider knowledge with hundreds of employee interviews, the book uncovers the ... More


Queer Equality in the Age of Neoliberalism

Phil Tiemeyer

in Plane Queer: "Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274761
eISBN:
9780520955301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274761.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 8 examines the increasingly gay-friendly era since the 1990s, during the peak of America’s neoliberal economic order. Queer flight attendants in this era have won more benefits, including ... More


Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon

Ryan Bañagale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199978373
eISBN:
9780190201418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199978373.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This book approaches George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue as an “arrangement”—a status it has held since its inception in 1924, yet one unconsidered until now. It shifts the emphasis away from a ... More


The Event

Charles B. Strozier

in Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158985
eISBN:
9780231529921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158985.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter retraces the events of September 11, 2001, beginning with American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 crashing into World Trade Center 1 and 2, respectively, one after the ... More


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


The Cultural Narratives of the Films on Flight 93

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/9781479870479.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the cultural narratives of four films that have been made about United Airlines Flight 93: Flight 93, United 93, The Flight That Fought Back, and Portrait of Courage: The Untold ... More


The Return to Ground Zero

Guy Westwell

in Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172035
eISBN:
9780231850728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172035.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers two feature films—United 93 and World Trade Center—that present 9/11 through the eyes of individuals who had direct experience of the attacks. United 93 (2006) depicts the ... 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 Cultural Narratives of the Books on Flight 93

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/9781479870479.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the cultural narratives of the biographical books written about some of the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93. The books, largely written by family members, about ... 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 Main Bang

Joseph A. McCartin

in Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199836789
eISBN:
9780190254506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199836789.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts the 1960 midair collision between United Airlines Flight 826 and Trans World Airlines Flight 266 over New York airspace that exposed the weaknesses of the United States's ... More


Death, Horror, and Culture: Making Sense of the Senseless in Memorials

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/9781479870479.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the cultural question of death and the American response to it in order to understand the meaning of the United Airlines Flight 93 disaster, with particular emphasis on the ... 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


What Flight 93 Tells Us about America

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/9781479870479.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter reflects on what the memorialization of United Airlines Flight 93 symbolizes about American culture and society in the objective moment of crisis it is currently experiencing. More ... 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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