Why Americans Never Forget to Remember 9/11

Kandida Iris Purnell

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Abstract

As you know, the footage appeared live, as bodies began falling from the flaming and smoke-filled North Tower, as US Airlines Flight 175 was flown into the frame and South Tower at 0903, and as the South and North Towers collapsed at 0959 and 1028 respectively. You know this, because you were watching. You can remember it. Indeed, with Jean Baudrillard referring to ‘the unforgettable incandescence of the images,’ they would be forever burned into the retina of America’s public eye. However, as a visual spectacle consumed in common by the population of bodies comprising the American body politic, 9/11 was also extremely traumatising and it is due to this that 9/11’s memory is particularly vital.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog Post
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2017

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September 11 Attacks
Tower
Footage
Jean Baudrillard
Retina
Body Politics
Public Eye
Flaming
Airlines
Spectacle
Flight

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