Collective Behavior

Collective Behavior

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For Junior/Senior level courses in Collective Behavior.Employing a relaxed, readable writing style, David Locher illustrates all the major sociological perspectives and theories of collective behavior and classical social movements. The text provides a comprehensive, yet concise and balanced examination of the field and provides recent examples that encourage students to evaluate different perspectives and think for themselves.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 177.8 x 241.3 x 20.3mm | 680.4g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130886688
  • 9780130886682
  • 2,014,361

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. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

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