Download e-book for kindle: Cultural Resistance, 9/11, and the War on Terror: Sensible by Jenifer Chao

By Jenifer Chao

Cultural Resistance, Sept. 11, and the struggle on Terror: brilliant Interventions offers a clean account of the long-lasting cultural legacies of the September eleven, 2001 terror assaults and the worldwide warfare on terror in the course of the serious lens of cultural resistance. It assesses the intersecting ways in which pop culture has been deployed as oppositional perform within the post-9/11 context by way of documenting a suite of media texts, together with a political hip hop album, a television sitcom, a best-selling novel and studio images. Deviating from the traditional discursive and consultant axis of mourning, nationalism and commemoration, this multimedia assemblage contests and rearticulates the political meanings, impacts and visualizations of the battle on terror and its worldwide consequences.

Drawing at the theoretical paintings of Jacques Rancière, the ebook additionally argues that those cultural artefacts are extending cultural resistance by means of transferring the scenes and techniques of competition to the world of the practical, or sensorial reports. by no means celebratory, the publication encapsulates the possibility of cultural practices opposed to limited post-9/11 regimes of visibility and audibility within the public sphere, however it additionally continues to be aware of their blind spots, contradictions and constraints. This ebook deals a brand new perspective to contemplate the occasions of September 11, the warfare on terror and their continuous results, one who blurs validated visions of patriotism and grief.

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