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Collective Behavior

Collective Behavior - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130886682

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ISBN13: 978-0130886682
ISBN10: 0130886688
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No
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Collective Behavior - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130886682

David Locher

ISBN13: 978-0130886682
ISBN10: 0130886688
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Employing a relaxed, readable writing style, David Locher illustrates all the major sociological perspectives and theories of collective behavior and classical social movements. The book provides a comprehensive and balanced examination of the field and provides recent examples that encourage readers to evaluate different perspectives and think for themselves. Addresses the study of collective behavior, theory, categories of collective behavior, an analysis of modern episodes of collective behavior and social movements. For those curious about collective behavior.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction to Collective Behavior.

I. COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR.

2. Social Contagion Theory.
3. The Emergent Norm Perspective.
4. The Value-Added Theory.
5. The Assembly Perspective and Sociocybernetic Theory.
6. Individualist Approaches to Collective Behavior.
7. General Categories of Collective Behavior.
8. Deadly Riots: The Los Angeles Riot of 1992.
9. Images, Miracles and Apparitions: The Soybean Savior and Our Lady of Clearwater.
10. Rumors, Urban Myths, and Urban Legends: Procter & Gamble, The Devil, and Amway.
11. Fads and Crazes: The Furby Frenzy.
12. Millenialism: Y2K and the End of the World as We Know It.

II. SOCIAL MOVEMENTS.

13. Social Movements.
14. Understanding Social Movements.
15. Successful and Unsuccessful Social Movements: The Civil Rights Movement and the Prostitutes' Rights Movement.
16. The Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Movements.

Bibliography.
Name Index.
Subject Index.