Ji Son & Daniel Khim presents LaaF18... How 9/11 Affected Family Values: Reflections on One Fish's Search for Meaning

 
 
 
 
 

Ji Son & Daniel Khim presents LaaF18...

How 9/11 Affected Family Values:

Reflections on One Fish's Search for Meaning

Sunday, November 1, 2009

 

ABSTRACT: The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC were unprecedented in scope and impact. The United States (and New York city in particular) has been both derided and heralded for the extreme version of individualism that the nation (and the metropolis) has staunchly symbolized. However, in the aftermath of an overwhelming and previously unthinkable catastrophe such as 9/11, something like a sense of collective dependence and compassion may have found fertile soil.  Through a variety of converging evidence, I will explore two hypotheses: that a sense of family was reawakened in the wake of the tragedy or that an entirely new sense of collectivism was born.


SPEAKER BIO: Under the mentorship of Daniel Khim, Ji Son will be presenting this talk. Although she has some sort of degree in psychology, she has no idea how trauma affects family values. Ji enjoys the speculative nature of research and LaaF. She will probably make grandiose unfounded claims in her presentation.


Film: Finding Nemo (2003)

Food: Lisa & Matt's creative cooking

When: Sunday, November 1, 2009

Where: Jinna's New Condo!

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