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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


Symbolic Politics on Sacred Ground

Christina Simko

in The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199381784
eISBN:
9780199381814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381784.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

Chapter 7 examines public debates over the future of the World Trade Center site, commonly known as ground zero. Focusing on three controversial matters—the debate over the International Freedom ... More


Commemorating 9/11: From the Tribute in Light to Reflecting Absence

Harriet F. Senie

in Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190248390
eISBN:
9780190248437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190248390.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

After 9/11, immediate and intermediate memorials, particularly the Tribute in Light, assumed a paramount importance in the public grieving process prompted by the attacks. Variously interpreted, the ... More


Protecting the health and safety of rescue and recovery workers

Bruce Lippy

in Terrorism and Public Health: A balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325256
eISBN:
9780199864409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses the protection of the health and safety of rescue and recovery workers at the World Trade Center site. It covers hazards faced by rescue and recovery workers, deficiencies in ... More


Forensic Identification

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the procedures for forensic identification that were developed in the wake of the September 11 attacks. It begins by exploring accounts by those who were involved in the Family ... More


Addressing environmental health issues

Luz Claudio, Anjali Garg, and Philip J. Landrigan

in Terrorism and Public Health: A balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325256
eISBN:
9780199864409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses environmental health issues related to the World Trade Center disaster, including asbestos, lead, particulate matter, polychlorinated biphenyls, and other hazards at the World ... More


Real Horror

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Horror is not the same as fear, and while fear contains an essential action tendency horror does not. And while we can enjoy fear (as Aristotle argued in our viewing of tragic theater) there is no ... More


Addressing mental health needs

Zebulon Taintor

in Terrorism and Public Health: A balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325256
eISBN:
9780199864409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the challenges that terrorism poses to mental health and mental health issues related to the 9/11 attacks. It also describes ways of improving mental health system responses to ... More


Definitely in My Backyard: Welcome Nuisances

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the third stage in the ongoing reciprocal relationship between space and social relations in Battery Park City. In the first stage, people shaped space; in the second stage, ... More


. World Trade Center and United 93

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/9780823231232.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Since the attacks of September 11 inscribed a trauma in the very fabric of a culture of spectacle, big-budget films could not fail to be made about the attacks, and could not fail to be made and ... More


Trauma and History in United 93 and World Trade Center

Robert Burgoyne

in Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the films United 93 and World Trade Center, which are both characterized as politically neutral acts of memorial representation and as straightforward narratives of ... More


Missing Persons, Manhattan

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the search for missing persons in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan in 2001, with particular emphasis on relatives' attempts to find ... 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


September Mourning

Christina Simko

in The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199381784
eISBN:
9780199381814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381784.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

Bearing in mind the historical backdrop developed in the preceding chapters, chapter 4 examines how American political leaders—especially U.S. President George W. Bush and New York City Mayor Rudolph ... More


Apocalyptic Interlude

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/9780231158985.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter considers the apocalyptic overtones of the events of 9/11 based on the personal reflections of witnesses and survivors. The experience of Auschwitz gives us as a kind of guidepost to ... 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


The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11

Christina Simko

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199381784
eISBN:
9780199381814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381784.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

What meaning can be found in calamity and suffering? This question is in some sense perennial, reverberating through the canons of theology, philosophy, and literature. Today, this book reveals, it ... More


Survivors: Zone 1

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/9780231158985.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes some of the survivors' direct experiences with death and all the details of 9/11 in zone 1, the first of four virtual “zones of sadness” in New York City. Nothing compares to ... More


Reflecting absence? Disaster recovery and the World Trade Center

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/9781784993139.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter explores how policies and practices of disaster recovery frame the emergency as ongoing and dangerous, in subsequent months and years, through its disruption of urban architecture and ... 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


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