Review: Ronald Hitzler & Jo Reichertz (Eds.) (2003). Irritierte Ordnung. Die gesellschaftliche Verarbeitung von Terror [Irritated System. The Social Processing of Terror]
Keywords:normative and symbolic system, terror, battle for recognition, social processing of terror, quantitative content analysis, discourse analysis, film documentation, method pluralism, world risk society
AbstractTerror destroys the social, symbolic and normative system of a society. Based on the terrorist attacks of September 11th, the articles in this anthology attempt to explain and depict the essence of terror and the possibilities available to a society to restore its order. Through various methods (quantitative content analysis, discourse analysis, participant observation, etc.) the contributions demonstrate how September 11th was interpreted publicly; for example, Matthias JUNGE, in his article, uses press reports from Germany explaining the terrorist attacks as basically an expression of immovable cultural differences; Michael SCHWAB-TRAPP illustrates the limits of a legitimate interpretation of 9/11 using discourse analysis. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0503211
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