Kodak Moments, Flashbulb Memories: Reflections on 9/11

@article{KirshenblattGimblett2003KodakMF,
  title={Kodak Moments, Flashbulb Memories: Reflections on 9/11},
  author={Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett},
  journal={The Drama Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={47},
  pages={11-48}
}
The catastrophe of 9/11 transformed life in New York City. Grassroots responses were spontaneous, improvised, and ubiquitous. Every surface was blanketed with candles, flowers, flags, and missing persons' posters that became the focal point of shrines memorializing the missing and presumed deceased. The catastrophe produced a series of equivocal situations: Kodak moment or surrogate body? Crime scene or tourist attraction? Missing person notice or obituary? Cheap souvenir or involuntary memento… 
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After the events of September 11, 2001, numerous folk responses appeared in narrative, customary, and material form. Much of the response was electronic, including exchanges on websites and listservs
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