Tourists of history

memory, kitsch, and consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground Zero

By Sturken, Marita

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ISBN
978-0-82234-122-2
Publisher
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on November 15, 2007

This engaging book probes the impact of two traumatic historical events, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Oklahoma City bombing, from a novel perspective. Sturken seeks to illuminate the transformation of the secular into the sacred, and the intersection of two cultures: that of mourning and that of consumerism. Like an archaeologist, Sturken (culture & communications, NYU) digs deep to uncover the symbolism contained in our m...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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