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From a post-traumatic culture toward the cultural trauma of post-9/11


Jabarouti, Roya and Mani, ManiMangai (2014) From a post-traumatic culture toward the cultural trauma of post-9/11. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 5 (1). pp. 157-163. ISSN 2203-4714


Over the past decade, the impact of the terroristic attacks of September 11, 2001 on American culture has been the prominent subject of various discussions. This has led to a large body of theoretical and experimental works known as ‘post-9/11’, which provides evidence for what Smelser’s believes to be the cultural trauma of 9/11. This study sets out to present a review of post 9/11 literature, with the perspective of cultural trauma as suggested by Neil J. Smelser, to provide a comprehensive understanding of this collective experience. This analysis highlights the role of the historical background and socio-cultural context in the establishment of cultural trauma. It also indicates the social agents and cultural elements that contributed to the embeddedness and spread of this phenomenon among the Americans. Finally, it indicates the most prominent collective response of the Americans, and as its consequences.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.alls.v.5n.1p.157
Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre
Keywords: Post-traumatic culture; Cultural trauma; Post-9/11; Collective coping; Collective memory; Collective identity
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 13:37
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 00:47
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37719
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