Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education


Date of this Version

April 2002


Published in Anthropology & Education Quarterly 33, no. 3 (Spring 2002), pp. 297-307. Copyright © 2002 by American Anthropological Association. Used by permission.


In this article I discuss how individuals and communities in the United States re-present themselves in the context of the September 11 tragedy and its complex aftermath. My aim is to explore the "American" discourse on inclusion and discrimination by examining the neologisms and social practices that were amplified by the attack in local and national debates.

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