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Memorials to Shattered Myths Vietnam To 9/11

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ISBN-10: 0190248408

ISBN-13: 9780190248406

Edition: 2015

Authors: Harriet F. Senie

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The Vietnam War, Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine High School shooting, and attacks of 9/11 all shattered myths of national identity. Vietnam was a war the U.S. didn't win on the ground in Asia or politically at home; Oklahoma City revealed domestic terrorism in the heartland; Columbine debunked legends of high school as an idyllic time; and 9/11 demonstrated U.S. vulnerability to international terrorism. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was intended to separate the victims from the war that caused their death. This focus on individuals lost (evident in all the memorials and museums discussed here) conflates the function of cemeteries, where deaths are singular and grieving is personal, with…    
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Book details

List price: $38.99
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.21" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Brooke Kamin Rapaportis a curator and writer.Arthur C. Dantois Emeritus Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.Gabriel de Guzmanis Curatorial Program Coordinator at The Jewish Museum.Harriet F. Senieis professor of art history at the City College of the City University of New York.Michael Stanislawskiis Nathan J. Miller Professor of Jewish History at Columbia University.