Conflictive Touring: The Roots of Terrorism

Conflictive Touring: The Roots of Terrorism

Maximiliano Korstanje (University of Palermo, Argentina)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0988-2.ch027


Problems to understand social phenomenon associates to our misconceptions, stereotypes and prejudices imposed during our early socialization. This happens not only with tourism which is valorized as a right of all citizens in modern societies, but also with terrorism, judged as the main threat of West. However, what would happen if both would be different sides of the same coin? This essay review explores the roots of tourism and terrorism during the process of unionization in US. What on one hand resulted in a hyper-mobile process that shore up tourism, on another was a desesperate attempt to struggle against terrorism. In this vein, it is safe to say that tourism is terrorism by other means.
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The attacks to World Trade Centre generated a great concern and severely shook the American society which lasts up to date. The 9/11 Commission report was an all-encompassing document written by authorities to describe and understand the events by which the nation remained unprepared. By reviewing thousands of documents, interrogatories and interviews, this text reinforces the belief that America not only was facing one of its most important threats, but also needs to prevent an attack of this caliber in the future. As a tribute to the victims of this tragedy, it alludes to combine real facts, extracted from verifiable sources with ideological discourses. This is the reason why we have to place this text under the lens of scrutiny.

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