Cultural Politics Seminar (via Zoom)


Thursday, June 3, 2021, 12:30pm to 2:00pm


Online Only

"The Framing of 9/11 in the American, French, and Dutch Public Spheres (2001-2021): Towards an Inductive Approach for Studying Events"

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Thijs van DooremalenPostdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Amsterdam.


Ilana Freedman

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Panagiotis RoilosFaculty Associate. George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies, Department of the Classics; Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University.

Dimitrios Yatromanolakis, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Department of Anthropology, and the Humanities Center, The Johns Hopkins University.

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In this presentation, I will outline an inductive approach for studying events, which enables cross-national and long-term event investigations. The central premise of the approach is to follow the direct associations that actors make with an event as openly as possible. I will then apply the approach to the case of 9/11 in the American, French, and Dutch public spheres (2001-2021), by using both qualitative and quantitave text analysis methods. From this case study I formulate various empirical and theoretical lessons, that might work for event meaning-making processes more generally.