Life between two deaths, 1989-2001 [electronic resource] : U.S. culture in the long nineties / Phillip E. Wegner.

An argument that it was only on September 11, 2001, that the symbolic universe of the Cold War was finally destroyed and a new world order put into place.

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Online Access: Full Text (via Duke)
Main Author: Wegner, Phillip E., 1964-
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009.
Series:Post-contemporary interventions.
e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: the present as a moment of danger
  • The two deaths of the 1990s
  • October 3, 1951, to September 11, 2001 : periodizing the Cold War in Don Delillo's Underworld
  • I'll be back : repetitions and revisions in the Terminator films
  • A fine tradition : the remaking of the United States in Cape Fear
  • Where the prospective horizon is omitted : naturalism, dystopia, and politics in Fight Club and Ghost Dog
  • A nightmare on the brain of the living : Messianic historicity, alienations and Independence Day
  • As many as possible, thinking as much as possible : figures of the multitude In Joe Haldeman's Forever trilogy
  • We're family : monstrous kinships, fidelity, and the event in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Octavia Butler's parable novels.