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Media Representations Of September 11, Steven Chermak, Frankie Bailey, Michelle Brown Sep 2003

Media Representations Of September 11, Steven Chermak, Frankie Bailey, Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

Each contributor to this volume offers a fresh, engaging perspective on how the media transformed the 9/11 crisis into an ideological tour de force. The terrorist attacks on September 11th were unique and unprecedented in many ways, but the day will stand in our memories particularly because of our ability to watch the spectacle unfold. The blazing towers crumbling into dust, black smoke rising from the Pentagon, the unrecognizable remains of a fourth airplane in a quiet Pennsylvania field—these images, while disturbing and surreal, provide an important vehicle for interdisciplinary dialogue within media studies, showing us how horrific ...