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

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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
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783319642093
ISBN (Print)9783319642086
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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