An exploration of the shifts in American morality in the wake of September 11 and Gulf War II via an analysis of the discourses generated by and about seven key films released within six months of the event. The author explores these cinematic representations of American morality, based as they are upon the social categories around which contemporary US society revolves: family, nation and globalisation. Through the analysis of America's moral engagement with post-September 11 cinema it is possible to see the questions Americans are asking about their agency and their place in the world. The impetus of this book is to understand the emerging American moralities and their implications for national and international politics.
Edinburgh University Press
Contemporary Politics and Film from 9/11 to Gulf War II
Education & Reference