9/11 Culture serves as a timely and accessible introduction to the complexities of American culture in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Gives balanced examinations of a broad catalogue of artifacts from film, music, photography, literary fiction, and other popular arts Investigates the ways that 9/11 has exerted a shaping force on a wide range of practices, from the politics of femininity to the poetics of redemption Includes pedagogical material to assist understanding and teaching, including film and discographies, and a useful teachers' preface
Jeffrey Melnick is Associate Professor of American Studies at Babson College. He is author of two books on Black-Jewish relations: A Right to Sing the Blues: African Americans, Jews, and American Popular Song (1999) and Black-Jewish Relations on Trial: Leo Frank and Jim Conley in the New South (2000). Melnick is an active public speaker has appeared many times on local and national radio and television.
Acknowledgments vi Introduction: 9/11 Questions (and Answers) 1 1 Rumors 25 2 Telethon 50 3 Snapshots 64 4 Rising 78 5 Us 94 6 Tools 122 7 Shout-Outs 141 Bibliography 160 Appendix 1: 9/11 in Film and on Television 169 Appendix 2: 9/11 Music 172 A Note to Teachers 177 Index 180