The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Susan Faludi

The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Metropolitan Books
Publication date: October 2007
ISBN: 9781429922128
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$9.99
Our price:
$7.99

You save: $2.00 (20%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash--an unflinching dissection of the mind of America after 9/11 In this most original examination of America's post-9/11 culture, Susan Faludi shines a light on the country's psychological response to the attacks on that terrible day. Turning her acute observational powers on the media, popular culture, and political life, Faludi unearths a barely acknowledged but bedrock societal drama shot through with baffling contradictions. Why, she asks, did our culture respond to an assault against American global dominance with a frenzied summons to restore "traditional" manhood, marriage, and maternity? Why did we react as if the hijackers had targeted not a commercial and military edifice but the family home and nursery? Why did an attack fueled by hatred of Western emancipation lead us to a regressive fixation on Doris Day womanhood and John Wayne masculinity, with trembling "security moms," swaggering presidential gunslingers, and the "rescue" of a female soldier cast as a "helpless little girl"?

The answer, Faludi finds, lies in a historical anomaly unique to the American experience: the nation that in recent memory has been least vulnerable to domestic attack was forged in traumatizing assaults by nonwhite "barbarians" on town and village. That humiliation lies concealed under a myth of cowboy bluster and feminine frailty, which is reanimated whenever threat and shame looms.

Brilliant and important, The Terror Dream shows what 9/11 revealed about us--and offers the opportunity to look at ourselves anew.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Terror Dream ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
429 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Susan Faludi
Stiffed: Betrayal of the Modern Man ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Susan Faludi
Stiffed: Betrayal of the Modern Man
Susan Faludi
Vintage Digital, November 2011
ISBN: 9780701157036
Format: ePub
List Price: $19.89 Our price: $15.99
Stiffed: The Betrayal Of The American Man ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Susan Faludi
Stiffed: The Betrayal Of The American Man
Susan Faludi
HarperCollins e-books, April 2011
ISBN: 9780380720453
Format: ePub
Our price: $11.99
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Susan Faludi
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women
Susan Faludi
Vintage Digital, May 2010
ISBN: 9780099222712
Format: ePub
List Price: $17.23 Our price: $13.99
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Susan Faludi
Backlash
Susan Faludi
Crown Publishing Group, November 2009
ISBN: 9780307345424
Format: ePub
Our price: $13.99