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Deleuze and Memorial CultureDesire, Singular Memory and the Politics of Trauma$
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Adrian Parr

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748627547

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.001.0001

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9/11 News Coverage

9/11 News Coverage

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(p.76) CHAPTER 4 9/11 News Coverage
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Deleuze and Memorial Culture
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Adrian Parr

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.003.0004

This chapter explores the social reality and function of remembering traumatic events such as the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack (9/11). It argues that the news coverage and mass media's appropriation and repetition of 9/11 images, along with the public's will to consume these, constitutes a repressive and authoritarian social organisation, one which comes from converting the libidinal effects and energies of memory labour into a habitual, albeit paranoid memory. The chapter discusses Gilles Deleuze's concept of reterritorialisation and explains that metaphysically engaging memory is what constitutes a reterritorialising memory.

Keywords:   9/11, news coverage, traumatic events, social organisation, libidinal effects, memory labour, paranoid memory, Gilles Deleuze, reterritorialisation

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