CCS Faculty Fellow Nickie Michaud Wild has just published 9/11, the War on Terror, and the Sociology of Mass Media. Included in this volume are essays by Jeffrey Alexander and CCS Faculty Fellow Alexander Riley.
“9/11, the War on Terror, and the Sociology of Mass Media explores the cultural and political impact of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, with particular emphasis on the media’s role in constructing meanings in the wake of the tragedy. The carefully selected readings within this anthology tell the story of how 9/11 was “created”—that is, how the story of the event was told, and how it was not told. In providing students with a comprehensive overview of the various narratives constructed in the aftermath of a defining moment in U.S. history, the book sheds light on how government and media can shape stories, and how those stories contribute to our social reality.”