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By Sara E. Quay, Amy M. Damico

On Thanksgiving day after September eleven, 2001, sketch creators directed readers to donate cash of their art, producing $50,000 in aid money. The world's biggest radio community, transparent Channel, despatched a memo to all of its affiliated stations recommending a hundred and fifty songs that are meant to be eradicated from airplay as a result of assumptions that their lyrics will be perceived as offensive in mild of the occasions of Sept. 11. at the first anniversary of September eleventh, choirs all over the world played Mozart's Requiem at 8:46 am in every time region, the time of the 1st assault at the international alternate middle. those examples are only 3 of the methods the world—but specifically the United States—responded to the occasions of September eleven, 2001. every one bankruptcy during this e-book incorporates a chronological evaluate of the ocean of alterations in way of life, literature, leisure, information and media, and visible tradition after September eleven. Shorter essays specialise in particular books, television indicates, songs, and movies.

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A subcategory of consumer products arose within this time period, focused on products related to the September 11 attacks. Around the attack sites, especially at Ground Zero, patriotic products, images, and souvenirs of the Twin Towers, and other September 11 memorabilia proliferated. Images of New York pre-September 11—with the Twin Towers standing watch over the city—became especially popular and were reproduced as framed photographs, postcards, T-shirts, and posters (Heller, 2005). Technology also played an important role in the events of September 11.

The New York Times. com Brenner, D. S. (2001, November 30). Hanukkah 2001 transcends Judaism. Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, 54(12). com Bush, G. W. (2001, September 11). Statement from the president in his address to the nation. , & Perry, J. (2001, October 22). A people involved. S. News & World Report, 131(17), 50. Cardwell, D. (2001, December 28). In final address, Giuliani envisions soaring memorial; shrine at Ground Zero; he urges that plans for site need not be driven by need for economic development.

In a similar way, Americans’ perspectives on owning cell phones may have shifted after 9/11 from being seen as convenient accessories to necessary resources in case of an emergency. The fact that passengers on the hijacked airplanes, as well as workers trapped in the Twin Towers, were able to communicate for a final time with loved ones because they had cell phones made owning such devices seem like a prudent thing to do. Many of those calls were used to re-create the timelines of events or saved to memorial Web sites like National Public Radio’s Sonic Memorial Project.

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