Hero-making as a Defense against the Anxiety of Responsibility and Risk: A Case Study of US Airways Flight 1549

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title = "Hero-making as a Defense against the Anxiety of Responsibility and Risk:: A Case Study of US Airways Flight 1549",
abstract = "By examining US Airways Flight 1549{\textquoteright}s glider-like landing on New YorkCity{\textquoteright}s Hudson River on 15 January 2009, this article contributes to a deeperunderstanding of the psycho- and socio-analytic aspects of American culture.Using system psychodynamics as a conceptual framework, the essayuses this case study to demonstrate how individual psychology, groupdynamics, and systemic influences intertwined to tap a collective societalneed for a traditional male hero to salve the cultural disillusionment createdby corporate scandals, executive greed, job loss, and terrorist attacks in post-9/11 America. Understanding how this phenomenon occurred helps us grapplewith psycho-cultural factors that favour searching for a saviour overrecognising collective responsibilities that encourage more collaborativeapproaches to crisis decision making.",
keywords = "system psychodynamics , crisis decision making , heroes",
author = "Amy Fraher",
year = "2011",
month = jan,
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
pages = "59--78",
journal = "Organisational & Social Dynamics",
issn = "1474-2780",
publisher = "Karnac Books",
number = "1",

}

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N2 - By examining US Airways Flight 1549’s glider-like landing on New YorkCity’s Hudson River on 15 January 2009, this article contributes to a deeperunderstanding of the psycho- and socio-analytic aspects of American culture.Using system psychodynamics as a conceptual framework, the essayuses this case study to demonstrate how individual psychology, groupdynamics, and systemic influences intertwined to tap a collective societalneed for a traditional male hero to salve the cultural disillusionment createdby corporate scandals, executive greed, job loss, and terrorist attacks in post-9/11 America. Understanding how this phenomenon occurred helps us grapplewith psycho-cultural factors that favour searching for a saviour overrecognising collective responsibilities that encourage more collaborativeapproaches to crisis decision making.

AB - By examining US Airways Flight 1549’s glider-like landing on New YorkCity’s Hudson River on 15 January 2009, this article contributes to a deeperunderstanding of the psycho- and socio-analytic aspects of American culture.Using system psychodynamics as a conceptual framework, the essayuses this case study to demonstrate how individual psychology, groupdynamics, and systemic influences intertwined to tap a collective societalneed for a traditional male hero to salve the cultural disillusionment createdby corporate scandals, executive greed, job loss, and terrorist attacks in post-9/11 America. Understanding how this phenomenon occurred helps us grapplewith psycho-cultural factors that favour searching for a saviour overrecognising collective responsibilities that encourage more collaborativeapproaches to crisis decision making.

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KW - crisis decision making

KW - heroes

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VL - 11

SP - 59

EP - 78

JO - Organisational & Social Dynamics

JF - Organisational & Social Dynamics

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