From September 11th, 2001 to 9-11: from void to crisis
Holland, Jack. (2009) From September 11th, 2001 to 9-11: from void to crisis. International Political Sociology, Vol.3 (No.3). pp. 275-292. ISSN 1749-5679Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-5687.2009.00076.x
This paper draws on interviews conducted in the clays and weeks after the events of September 11th, 2001, analyzing the transition from "September 11th, 2001" to "9-11." That is, from the discursive void that immediately followed the acts of terrorism in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania to the apparently self-evident crisis that the events came to represent in the following clays and weeks. First., the paper redresses persistent oversights of discourse-oriented work by recognizing and investigating both the agency of the US general public and the context that official responses were articulated in. Second, the paper serves to denaturalize the construction of 9-11 as crisis, questioning the first and pre-requisite stage of the emerging discourse of the "War on Terror." Theorizing void, crisis and their relationship enables an understanding of how the War on Terror was possible and opens a critical space for its contestation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Political Sociology|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 275-292|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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