The Securitization of Memorial Space argues that the National September 11 Memorial and Memorial Museum is a securitized site of memory—what Foucault called a dispositif—that polices visitors and publics to remember trauma, darkness, and victimage in ways that perpetuate the “necessity” of the Global War on Terrorism. Contributing to studies in public memory, rhetoric and argumentation ...
Praise for THE SECURITIZATION OF MEMORIAL SPACE
Rhetoric and Public Memory NICHOLAS S. PALIEWICZ AND MAROUF HASIAN JR.
“In The Securitization of Memorial Space Paliewicz and Hasian make a significant contribution to the field’s understanding of the rhetoric of memorials and muse- ums. Their integration of rhetorical and critical theory brings enormous insight into the ways surveillance and control are practiced around, within, and through the memorial’s material rhetoric. This insight alone makes this book essential reading for those interested in public memory, space/place, and/or surveillance.”
—George F. (Guy) McHendry Jr., assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Creighton University
“An essential read for anyone interested in place and memory work in a post-9/11 culture. Paliewicz and Hasian offer an exhaustive review of literature surrounding the memory work at Ground Zero, and their critical analysis of the assemblages of public memory produced through the National September 11 Memorial and Memorial Museum offers significant insights into both the personal and global con- sequences of securitizing sites of trauma in the contemporary moment.”
—Elinor Light, special assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Colorado State University