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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


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


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 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


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


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


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 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


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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