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Under Construction: Making Homeland Security at the Local Level

Kerry B. Fosher


In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, security became the paramount concern of virtually everyone involved in governing the United States. While the public's most enduring memories of that time involved the actions of the Bush administration or Congress, the day-to-day reality of homeland security was worked out at the local level. The author, having begun an anthropological study of counterterrorism in Boston a few months prior to the attacks, thus found herself in a unique position to observe the formation of an immensely important area of government practice. This book goes behind ... More

Keywords: 9/11, homeland security, United States, counterterrorism, Bush administration, Congress, government, security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226257433
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kerry B. Fosher, author