American Culture Transformed

American Culture Transformed

Author: Bruce Tucker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137033499

Category: History

Page: 199

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The bombing of the Twin Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001, marked a major turning point in modern American culture. Priscilla Walton and Bruce Tucker examine critical moments in the aftermath of 9/11 – the Enron scandal, the trial of Martha Stewart, the capture and rescue of Jessica Lynch, the torture at Abu Ghraib prison, the widespread popularity of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Tim LeHaye's "Left Behind" series, Michael Moore's movie Fahrenheit 9/11, and former president Ronald Reagan's funeral. The authors argue that commentators on the American scene abandoned complexity, seeking to reduce events to their simplest signification. They ask how the singularity of meaning came to dominate American cultural consciousness, and they seek to theorize the critical cultural and political movements of the post 9/11 period.
American Culture Transformed
Language: en
Pages: 179
Authors: B. Tucker, P. Walton
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-31 - Publisher: Springer

The bombing of the Twin Towers in New York on September 11, 2001, marked a major turning point in modern American culture. Authors Bruce Tucker and Priscilla L. Walton examine critical moments in the aftermath of 9/11 arguing that commentators abandoned complexity, seeking to reduce events to their simplest signification.
Mystic Chords of Memory
Language: en
Pages: 880
Authors: Michael Kammen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-17 - Publisher: Vintage

Mystic Chords of Memory "Illustrated with hundreds of well-chosen anecdotes and minute observations . . . Kammen is a demon researcher who seems to have mined his nuggets from the entire corpus of American cultural history . . . insightful and sardonic." —Washington Post Book World In this ground-breaking, panoramic
No Place of Grace
Language: en
Pages: 397
Authors: T. J. Jackson Lears
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-06-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

T. J. Jackson Lears draws on a wealth of primary sources — sermons, diaries, letters — as well as novels, poems, and essays to explore the origins of turn-of-the-century American antimodernism. He examines the retreat to the exotic, the pursuit of intense physical or spiritual experiences, and the search for
Rites of Execution : Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Riverside Louis P. Masur Professor of History University of California
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989-02-16 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, Western societies abandoned public executions in favor of private punishments, primarily confinement in penitentiaries and private executions. The transition, guided by a reconceptualization of the causes of crime, the nature of authority, and the purposes of punishment, embodied the triumph of new sensibilities and
The Transformation of American Political Culture and the Impact on Foreign Strategy
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: PAN Yaling
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-31 - Publisher: Routledge

This book examines the interplay between political culture and diplomatic strategy in the U.S., revealing the transformation of American political culture and its impact on the country's foreign strategy. The theoretical pivot of this study is an analysis of the dynamics of political culture and the mechanisms of the interaction