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The terrorism generation

An essay by Professor Holly Swyers is the first chapter in the just-published book The War of My Generation: Youth Culture and the War on Terror.

The book is the first essay collection to focus specifically on how the terrorist attacks and their aftermath have shaped the new generations of Americans.

Swyers’ chapter, “Starship Troopers, School Shootings, and September 11: Changing Generational Consciousnesses and Twenty-First Century Youth,” leads off the 11-chapter book. The Rutgers University Press publication was edited by David Kieran of Skidmore College.

Swyers is associate professor of anthropology, chair of sociology and anthropology, and chair of urban studies at Lake Forest College.

Click here for more information on the book, praised as “the go-to book on how the war on terror has shaped a generation.”