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The Resource Angel patriots : the crash of United Flight 93 and the myth of America, Alexander T. Riley

Angel patriots : the crash of United Flight 93 and the myth of America, Alexander T. Riley

Label
Angel patriots : the crash of United Flight 93 and the myth of America
Title
Angel patriots
Title remainder
the crash of United Flight 93 and the myth of America
Statement of responsibility
Alexander T. Riley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When United Flight 93, the fourth plane hijacked in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the gash it left in the ground became a national site of mourning. The flight{u2019}s 40 passengers became a media obsession, and countless books, movies, and articles told the tale of their heroic fight to band together and sacrifice their lives to stop Flight 93 from becoming a weapon of terror. In Angel Patriots, Alexander Riley argues that by memorializing these individuals as patriots, we have woven them into much larger story of our nation{u2014}an existing web of narratives, values, dramatic frameworks, and cultural characters about what it means to be truly American. Riley examines the symbolic impact and role of the Flight 93 disaster in the nation{u2019}s collective consciousness, delving into the spontaneous memorial efforts that blossomed in Shanksville immediately after the news of the crash spread; the ad-hoc sites honoring the victims that in time emerged, such as a Parks Department-maintained memorial close to the crash site and a Flight 93 Chapel created by a local Catholic priest; and finally, the creation of an official, permanent crash monument in Shanksville like those built for past American wars. Riley also analyzes the cultural narratives that evolved in films and in books around the events on the day of the crash and the lives and deaths of its 2angel patriot3 passengers, uncovering how these representations of the event reflect the myth of the authentic American nation{u2014}one that Americans believed was gravely threatened in the September 11 attacks. A profound and thought-provoking study, Angel Patriots unveils how, in the wake of 9/11, America mourned much more than the loss of life. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riley, Alexander
Dewey number
974.8/79044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.R547 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United Airlines Flight 93 Hijacking Incident, 2001
  • Terrorism
  • Memorialization
  • Myth
Label
Angel patriots : the crash of United Flight 93 and the myth of America, Alexander T. Riley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Flight 93 and 9/11: American mythology in the making -- Death, horror, and culture: making sense of the senseless in memorials -- The sacralization of Shanksville: the emergence of the temporary memorial site -- Flag bodies: commemoration in the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel -- The permanent memorial: symbolic work and conflict in the "bowl of embrace" -- The cultural narratives of the books on Flight 93 -- The cultural narratives of the films on Flight 93 -- Myth in practice: visitors at the temporary memorial site -- What flight 93 tells us about America
Control code
893452218
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781479868452
Lccn
2014040547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893452218
Label
Angel patriots : the crash of United Flight 93 and the myth of America, Alexander T. Riley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Flight 93 and 9/11: American mythology in the making -- Death, horror, and culture: making sense of the senseless in memorials -- The sacralization of Shanksville: the emergence of the temporary memorial site -- Flag bodies: commemoration in the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel -- The permanent memorial: symbolic work and conflict in the "bowl of embrace" -- The cultural narratives of the books on Flight 93 -- The cultural narratives of the films on Flight 93 -- Myth in practice: visitors at the temporary memorial site -- What flight 93 tells us about America
Control code
893452218
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781479868452
Lccn
2014040547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893452218

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