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Title:
Defeating terrorism/developing dreams : beyond 9/11 and the Iraq War
Author:
Shostak, Arthur B.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.
Physical Description:
4 volumes : maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Culture Clash : Media Demons. -- v. 2. Trade Towers : War Clouds. -- v. 3. Making War : Making Peace. -- v. 4. In the Shadow of War.
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ISBN:
9780791079553

9780791079560

9780791079577

9780791079584
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Summary

Summary

This new series aims to address the questions and concerns of two of the most important events of modern life--the tragedy of 9/11 and the shock and awe of the second Gulf War. Each volume analyzes key aspects of political, cultural, and economic issues in the Iraq conflict through the essays of foreign policy experts, theorists, and first hand witnesses. Ten original essays discuss why people are willing to kill one another on the battlefield, or--in the case of terrorists--anywhere. Questions addressed include what are the limitations of mainstream media? How can it be that mainstream media sometimes loses sight of impartiality?


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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Culture Clash/Media Demons0 . Gr. 9-12. Titles in the timely Defeating Terrorism/Developing Dreams series offer intellectually challenging, provocative essays that address the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., the subsequent "war on terrorism," and the current conflict in Iraq. The 10 essays in Culture Clash0 explore the cultural aspects of the war on terrorism and the second Gulf War, including America's lack of understanding about Islamic nations. One essay looks at the media's bias in reporting these conflicts and how the stories help shape public opinion. Trade Towers0 focuses on the impact that the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq War have had on various aspects of American society, including the economy and popular culture. A few of the essays consider the history of conflict between Iraq and the U.S. The selections, authored by college and university professors, address complex economic, political, and sociological issues that most young adult readers will find very challenging. The audience for these books is likely to be motivated high-school students who have a particular interest in the subject. --Ed Sullivan Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Each volume contains original essays written by professors and other experts. The series is based on a course taught by the editor at Drexel University, with expanded content in response to questions from high school students. Diverse points of view are presented on contentious issues such as anti-Americanism, radical Islam, journalistic bias, reasons for war, and the future of Iraq and its oil. Historical perspectives on the Middle East, Iraq, and American foreign policy are also presented. In their short, approachable presentation of different perspectives, the books bring to mind the "Opposing Viewpoints" series (Gale/Greenhaven). Each volume contains excellent regional maps of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Western Asia; political cartoons; and detailed indexes. Individual entries include notes and further-reading suggestions. The essays provide nuanced perspectives on difficult issues, and the authors include many personal stories and experiences that draw readers into their arguments. Not all of the entries are uniformly excellent; the look at Iraqi women in particular lacks an informed feminist perspective, making obvious assertions and failing to unearth some of the larger issues at work in the lives of Muslim women. Overall, however, the entries are thought provoking and well written. Students utilizing these scholarly books in their research will be better informed about the various sides of the controversies surrounding these events.-Cass Kvenild, University of Wyoming, Laramie (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Ten original essays discuss why people are willing to kill one another on the battlefield, or--in the case of terrorists--anywhere. Questions addressed include what are the limitations of mainstream media? How can it be that mainstream media sometimes loses sight of impartiality? Excerpted from Defeating Terrorism: Developing Dreams by Arthur B. Shostak All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.