Focusing on Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson’s reportage Homeland (2004), this essay explores the de-construction of the discursive and cultural strategies of the “state of exception” used to depict 9/11 events and the dialectics between domestic and international politics and economies. The analysis focuses in particular on four elements: the concept of “Ground Zero” and “Homeland” and their use as lexical and symbolic catalysts of nationalism; the forms and the erasure of dissent; the commodification of 9/11 and the Iraqi war; and the relation between the national rhetoric and the transnational economy in the last two decades.

Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson’s Homeland: De-Constructing the Rhetoric of Consensus in the Aftermath of September 11th attacks / C. Schiavini. - In: ALTRE MODERNITÀ. - ISSN 2035-7680. - 2011:n.s.(2011), pp. 310-324. [10.13130/2035-7680/1311]

Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson’s Homeland: De-Constructing the Rhetoric of Consensus in the Aftermath of September 11th attacks

C. Schiavini
2011

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Focusing on Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson’s reportage Homeland (2004), this essay explores the de-construction of the discursive and cultural strategies of the “state of exception” used to depict 9/11 events and the dialectics between domestic and international politics and economies. The analysis focuses in particular on four elements: the concept of “Ground Zero” and “Homeland” and their use as lexical and symbolic catalysts of nationalism; the forms and the erasure of dissent; the commodification of 9/11 and the Iraqi war; and the relation between the national rhetoric and the transnational economy in the last two decades.
9/11; Homeland; Dale Maharidge; Michael Williamson
Settore L-LIN/11 - Lingue e Letterature Anglo-Americane
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