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Contested Authority in Rebuilding Ground Zero

Maarten A. Hajer

in Authoritative Governance: Policy Making in the Age of Mediatization

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199281671
eISBN:
9780191713132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281671.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The decision what and how to rebuild at ‘Ground Zero’ is a highly symbolic and contentious act, with high financial stakes, in which the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Port Authority, ... More


Forting Up the Skyline: Rebuilding at Ground Zero

Harvey Molotch

in Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter focuses on Ground Zero and the successive attempts to rebuild. It treats the replacement skyline of New York as a great mishap and wasted opportunity. Security measures display, on the ... More


Pastoral Care and September 11: Scientology’s Nontraditional Religious Contribution

Carole M. Cusack and Justine Digance

in Scientology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331493
eISBN:
9780199852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331493.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a concise overview of the Church of Scientology's participation in the post-9/11 response at Ground Zero in New York City. Scientology was the only nontraditional religion to ... More


From Virgin Land to Ground Zero: The Mythological Foundations of the Homeland Security State

Donald Pease

in America and the Misshaping of a New World Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520098701
eISBN:
9780520943797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098701.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter attempts to interpret the narrative that has emerged in the wake of the events that took place on September 11, 2001. “Virgin Land” refers to a governing metaphor, which has anchored the ... More


Power Fallen from the Sky

Jacob N. Kinnard

in Places in Motion: The Fluid Identities of Temples, Images, and Pilgrims

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359653
eISBN:
9780199359691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359653.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

For many Americans, the site where the World Trade Centers stood until September 11, 2001 is hallowed ground, a most charged and sacred place, but swirling about the site is an array of questions ... More


Mutating disaster space: itinerant death at the Ground Zero Mosque and Bali bombsite

Charlotte Heath-Kelly

in Death and Security: Memory and Mortality at the Bombsite

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993139
eISBN:
9781526120991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter explores civil society activism around bombsite reconstruction in Bali and Manhattan, during delays in post-disaster reconstruction. Organisations have protested against potential ... More


. Ground Zero

Marc Redfield

in The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231232
eISBN:
9780823241118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231232.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Ground Zero emerged as quasi-spontaneously proper name in the American mass media after the attacks in “September 11”, where the term Ground Zero which serves as an American idiom, refers to the site ... More


Organic Process

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/9780231158985.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the way a day of terror caused by 9/11 became an organic process of fear throughout that fall. The World Trade Center disaster was not a static event that happened one day in ... More


Places in Motion: The Fluid Identities of Temples, Images, and Pilgrims

Jacob N. Kinnard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359653
eISBN:
9780199359691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359653.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapters that make up this book examine the complex dynamics of certain religiously charged places. These chapters analyze several important shared and contested pilgrimage places—Ground Zero and ... More


Historical Memory of the Disaster

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/9780231158985.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the historical memory of 9/11 ten years after the disaster. In the videos and documentaries, in the photographs, in the murals and tattoos, and in the minds and hearts of New ... More


The Mosque Controversies: Moral Offense and Religious Liberty

Nadia Marzouki

in Islam: An American Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176804
eISBN:
9780231543927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176804.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The second chapter analyzes the different controversies surrounding the construction of mosques and examine the opposition between, on the one hand, the legal logic and, on the other, the repertoire ... More


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

Charles Strozier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158985
eISBN:
9780231529921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158985.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The author's college lost sixty-eight alumni in the tragedy of 9/11, and the many courses the author has taught on terrorism and related topics since have attracted dozens of survivors and family ... More


Architecture and Commemoration: The Construction of Memorialization

in The Sociology of Architecture: Constructing Identities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310768
eISBN:
9781846315930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315930.006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the positioning of landmark architecture within nationalized, state–led discourses of commemoration. It focuses on Daniel Libeskind's master plan for rebuilding the Ground Zero ... More


The Design of Public Space

Albert Borgmann

in Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226066349
eISBN:
9780226066356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066356.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter asks if we as a society take an active role in shaping public space. And if we do, does the shape of public space give moral direction to our conduct? In short, while there is a need for ... More


. Like a Movie

Marc Redfield

in The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231232
eISBN:
9780823241118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231232.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The September 11 bombing is really a traumatic experience whether physically or psychologically to those who suffered it too close in the Ground Zero, but for those who did not a spectacle is seen ... More


Ground Zero

Adrian Parr

in Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory and the Politics of Trauma

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627547
eISBN:
9780748652433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines how traumatic memory can impact upon the vitality of the urban landscape as in the case of Ground Zero using Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's concepts of smooth and striated ... More


Local History and Its Global Representation

Riva Kastoryano

in Burying Jihadis: Bodies Between State, Territory, and Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190889128
eISBN:
9780190942960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889128.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

9/11 is clearly a turning point in world history, the event that marked the start of the twenty-first century. It posed a challenge to the territorial grounding of classic warfare and sounded the ... 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


Epilogue

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue reflects on how the classic 9/11 hero narrative seemed rooted in some arbitrary separation between those who help and those who do not. It seemed to hinge on some diminishment of our ... More


“They’d do it again tomorrow.”

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details how New York Waterway Port Captain Michael McPhillips, who was in charge of waterborne transportation for the New York National Guard in the days following the evacuation, was ... More


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