Finding Order In Disorder: Continuities In The 9/11 Response

Date
2002
Authors
Dynes, Russell R.
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Disaster Research Center
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The concern here is the dialectic between order and disorder. There will be three parts to the discussion. First, it is necessary to point out that social organization is capable of enduring significant shocks contrary to the usual prediction that such shock lead to the end of civilization. Consequently, it is useful to talk about cases of significant threats to the social order of a magnitude beyond 9/11. Second, the question will be raised as to how conceptually we can deal with order/disorder and organization/disorganization. Third, I want to examine some of the unanticipated consequences in American society as a result of 9/11, consequences which are little noticed but might be significant and costly in the future. Invited Paper, Mid-South Sociological Society Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 18, 2002
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Terrorism , Social Factors
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