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The World Trade Center and Global Crisis
Some Critical Perspectives
Edited by Bruce Kapferer
94 pages, Pocket Size 4.25in x 7in
ISBN 978-1-84545-000-7 $14.95/£11.95 / Pb / Published (October 2004)
eISBN 978-0-85745-864-3 eBook
Numerous humanly caused destructions of just the last hundred years dwarf the World Trade Center disaster, and the attention still addressed to it may over the next few years appear disproportionate. But the significance of events is always determined by the social, political, and cultural forces that are articulated through a particular event. The attack of 9/11 was an event waiting to happen, and when it did occur the even itself became a catalyst and impetus for the changing and redirection of global realities. This volume offers provocative assessments of the reaction to the event from a variety of perspectives that will no doubt stimulate the debate on the meaning and consequences of 9/11.
Bruce Kapferer is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Bergen. He has held academic positions in Zambia, Manchester, Adelaide, London, and Queensland and carried out extensive fieldwork in Zambia, Sri Lanka, India, Australia, and South Africa.
Subject: Theory and Methodology
Area: North America
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