Theorizing September 11: Social Theory, History, and Globalization
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Momentous historical events, like the September 11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent Terror War, test social theories and provide a challenge to give a convincing account of the event and its consequences. In the following analyses, I want first to suggest how certain dominant social theories were put in question during the momentous and world-shaking events of September 11, and offer an analysis of the historical background necessary to understand and contextualize the terror attacks. I take up the claim that “everything has changed” in the wake of September 11 and attempt to indicate both changes and continuities to avoid one-sided exaggerations and ideological simplicities. I argue that the terror attacks show contradictions in the nature of globalization and new technology that requires dialectical analysis of these phenomena. I conclude with some reflections on the implications of September 11 and the subsequent Afghanistan Terror War and 2003 war against Iraq for critical social theory and democratic politics, envisaging a new global movement against terrorism and militarism and for democracy, peace, environmentalism, and social justice.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Douglas Kellner (2003). September 11, Spectacles of Terror, and Media Manipulation: A Critique of Jihadist and Bush Media Politics. Logos 2 (1):86-102.
Douglas Kellner, Preemptive Strikes and the War on Iraq: A Critique of Bush Administration Unilateralism and Militarism.
Richard Kearney (2003). Terror, Philosophy and the Sublime: Some Philosophical Reflections on 11 September. Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (1):23-51.
Sara Ruddick (2003). The Moral Horror of the September Attacks. Hypatia 18 (1):212 - 222.
Genevieve Lloyd (2005). Providence Lost: 'September 11' and the History of Evil. Critical Horizons 6 (1):23-43.
Kevin Dodson (2004). Omission, Commission, and Blowback. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 11 (2):25-29.
Ian Birchall (2005). Sartre and Terror. Sartre Studies International 11 (s 1-2):251-264.
Douglas Kellner, Baudrillard, Globalization and Terrorism: Some Comments on Recent Adventures of the Image and Spectacle on the Occasion of Baudrillard's 75th Birthday.
Tom Rockmore (2006). On War, Politics and Capitalism After 9/11. Theoria 53 (110):74-96.
Moshe Goldberger (2004). September 11 and You. Distributed by Feldheim.
Jürgen Habermas (2003). Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida. University of Chicago Press.
Constance L. Mui & Julien S. Murphy (2003). Enduring Freedom: Globalizing Children's Rights. Hypatia 18 (1):197-203.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads147 ( #24,287 of 1,792,980 )
Recent downloads (6 months)11 ( #72,638 of 1,792,980 )
How can I increase my downloads?