Homeland: Fear and Distrust as Key Elements of the Post-9/11 Political-Spy Thriller
Homeland (Showtime, 2011–)1 constitutes one of the American TV fictions that reflect in a most compelling way the communal instability resulting from the terrorist attacks of 9/11 (Edgerton and Edgerton 92). As a consequence of that tragedy, the whole country found itself immersed in a genuine cultural trauma, understood as the phenomenon that takes place ‘when members of a collectivity feel they have been subjected to a horrendous event that leaves indelible marks upon their group consciousness, marking their memories forever, and changing their future identity in fundamental and irrevocable ways’ (Alexander 1).
KeywordsTerrorist Attack Indelible Mark Double Agent American Soil Distrust Culture
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