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Families focused on remembering during 9/11 anniversary: Queen's University professor

2012-09-17

Queen’s University professor Jill Scott, who researches the social dynamics of mourning, is able to comment on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and how the world will remember those lost.

"With several new 9/11 movies out this year and more conspiracy theories, it is clear that that September 11 has not faded from memory,” says Dr. Scott, a professor in the department of Languages, Literature and Culture. “On the contrary, families seem more focused than ever on remembering their loved ones and keeping the politics of memorial construction from monopolizing the event. This year's memorial will not include high–profile politicians, but rather the list of names will be read by family members.”

Dr. Scott is the author of A Poetics of Forgiveness: Cultural Responses to Loss and Forgiveness (Palgrave Macmillan 2010).

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