Remembering and forgetting sites of terrorism in New York, 1900-2001

Wilson, Ross (2011) Remembering and forgetting sites of terrorism in New York, 1900-2001. Journal of Conflict Archaeology, 6 (3). pp. 200-222. ISSN 1574-0773

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This article assesses the manner in which terrorist attacks have been remembered and forgotten within New York during the twentieth century. As a ‘global city’, New York has frequently been the focus of individuals and groups seeking to promote their cause by attacking targets in the city, its businesses, its infrastructure, its organisations and its citizens. By examining how these events were reported and subsequently incorporated or dismissed within both the urban fabric and the city’s ‘collective memory’ this article addresses how violent terrorism is engaged with by society. Building upon the advances made within the study of modern conflict archaeology, this article examines the possibility of an archaeology of terrorism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Terrorism, memory, cognitive mapping, conflict, New York City, democracy
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
E History America > E151 United States (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Departments > History
Depositing User: Ross Wilson
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 09:48
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 15:19

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