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The Resource Shell shocked : the social response to terrorist attacks, Gérôme Truc ; translated by Andrew Brown

Shell shocked : the social response to terrorist attacks, Gérôme Truc ; translated by Andrew Brown

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Shell shocked : the social response to terrorist attacks
Title
Shell shocked
Title remainder
the social response to terrorist attacks
Statement of responsibility
Gérôme Truc ; translated by Andrew Brown
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
What is it that leaves us shell shocked in the face of the massacres carried out in New York on 9/11 or in Paris on 13 November 2015? How are we to explain the intensity of the reaction to the attacks on Charlie Hebdo? Answering these questions involves typing to understand what a society goes through when it is subjected to the ordeal of terrorist attacks. And it impels us to try to explain why millions of people feel so concerned and shaken by them, even when they do not have a direct connection with any of the victims. In Shell Shocked, sociologist Gérôme Truc sheds new light on these events, returning to the ways in which orginary individuals lived through and responded to the attacks of 9/11, of 11 March 2004 in Madrid and 7 July 2005 in London. Analysing political language and media images, demonstrations of solidarity and minutes of silence, as well as the tens of thousands of messages addressed to the victims, his investigation brings out the complexity of our feelings about the Islamists' attacks. It also uncovers the sources of the solidarity that, in our individualistic societies, ultimately finds expression in the first person singular rather than the first person plural: 'I am Charlie', 'I am Paris.' This timely and path-breaking book will appeal to students and scholars in sociology and politics and to anyone interested in understanding the impact of terrorism in contemporary societies
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Truc, Gérôme
Dewey number
363.32501/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6431
LC item number
.T78513 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Brown, Andrew
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  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Toleration
  • Cultural pluralism
Label
Shell shocked : the social response to terrorist attacks, Gérôme Truc ; translated by Andrew Brown
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in French as: Sidérations : une sociologie des attentats. Presses Universitaires de France, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [244]-298) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 312 pages
Isbn
9781509520336
Lccn
2017019475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1019566340
  • (OCoLC)1019566340
Label
Shell shocked : the social response to terrorist attacks, Gérôme Truc ; translated by Andrew Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in French as: Sidérations : une sociologie des attentats. Presses Universitaires de France, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [244]-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 312 pages
Isbn
9781509520336
Lccn
2017019475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1019566340
  • (OCoLC)1019566340

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