Seeing is disbelieving: The contested visibility of 9/11 in France

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Abstract

9/11 has been caught up from the very start in a web of rival interpretations. The official version immediately provided by the US government and the media was soon followed by proliferating counter-narratives from opponents of American foreign policy in the Middle East and self-appointed commentators, including countless Internet bloggers worldwide. Debates about the meaning, authenticity, and credibility of 9/11 have been particularly prominent in the French context. The chapter examines a variety of sources, including critical theory, literature, media accounts and conspiracy theories, with a special focus on the contested notion of visibility as truth in the age of virtual reality and social media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication9/11 in European Literature
Subtitle of host publicationNegotiating Identities against the Attacks and What Followed
EditorsSvenja Frank
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages105-129
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783319642093
ISBN (Print)9783319642086
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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September 11 Attacks
France
Visibility
World Wide Web
Middle East
American Foreign Policy
Conspiracy Theory
Opponents
Credibility
Rivals
Government
Commentators
Authenticity
Critical Theory
Virtual Reality
Social Media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Mathy, J-P. R. (2017). Seeing is disbelieving: The contested visibility of 9/11 in France. In S. Frank (Ed.), 9/11 in European Literature: Negotiating Identities against the Attacks and What Followed (pp. 105-129). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64209-3_5

Seeing is disbelieving : The contested visibility of 9/11 in France. / Mathy, Jean-Philippe R.

9/11 in European Literature: Negotiating Identities against the Attacks and What Followed. ed. / Svenja Frank. Springer International Publishing, 2017. p. 105-129.

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Mathy, J-PR 2017, Seeing is disbelieving: The contested visibility of 9/11 in France. in S Frank (ed.), 9/11 in European Literature: Negotiating Identities against the Attacks and What Followed. Springer International Publishing, pp. 105-129. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64209-3_5
Mathy J-PR. Seeing is disbelieving: The contested visibility of 9/11 in France. In Frank S, editor, 9/11 in European Literature: Negotiating Identities against the Attacks and What Followed. Springer International Publishing. 2017. p. 105-129 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64209-3_5
Mathy, Jean-Philippe R. / Seeing is disbelieving : The contested visibility of 9/11 in France. 9/11 in European Literature: Negotiating Identities against the Attacks and What Followed. editor / Svenja Frank. Springer International Publishing, 2017. pp. 105-129
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