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Theory of Collective Behaviour

Neil J. Smelser

Theory of Collective Behaviour

by Neil J. Smelser

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social, group or collective psychology

  • Edition Notes

    The International Library of Sociology: The Sociology of Behaviour & Psychology

    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages447
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10187274M
    ISBN 100415177995
    ISBN 109780415177993

      Theory of collective behavior by Smelser, Neil J. Publication date Topics Social psychology, Human behavior Publisher New York: Free Press Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor University of California Libraries Language English. Bibliography: p. AddeddatePages: Granovetter, Mark. "Threshold Models of Collective Behavior". American Journal of Sociology 83 (May):

    OCLC Number: Description: xi, pages illustrations 22 cm: Contents: Analyzing collective behavior --Basic concepts: the components of social action --Structural strain underlying collective behavior --The nature of collective behavior --The creation of generalized beliefs --The panic --The craze --The hostile outburst --The norm-oriented movement --The value-oriented movement.   Collective Obsessions. Collective Obsessions are characterized by a certain ridiculous and irrational rush to engage in a certain kind of behaviour which is incomprehensible by people not caught up in the obsession. The behaviour is abruptly stopped when the obsession ends and everyone who continues to engage in it is subjected to ridicule.

      The golden anniversary edition of THEORY OF COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR from Quid Pro Books is a modern take on a sociological and social psychology classic. Featuring a reflective new Preface by the author and an extensive, analytical Foreword by MIT's Gary Marx, it is an authorized and painstaking edition-not just scanned and forgotten like most such reprints :   • Collective behaviour often occurs as a spontaneous outburst. • The concept of ‘collective behaviour’ has a very wide range of meaning, in which we find a lot of variance. 9. A Theory Of Collective Behaviour • Theory of collective behaviour has been made by Neil Smelser (). • Smelser argues that collective behaviour is.


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The golden anniversary edition of THEORY OF COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR from Quid Pro Books is a modern take on a sociological and social psychology classic. Featuring a reflective new Preface by the author and an extensive, analytical Foreword by MIT's Gary Marx, it is an authorized and painstaking edition—not just scanned and forgotten like most such reprints by: Inthe French scholar, Gustave LeBon, elevated the collective behavior tradition into a full-blown scientific theory of mass action with the publication of his book The : Clark Mcphail.

The next, the value-added theory, is a functionalist perspective that states that several preconditions must be in place for collective behavior to occur. Finally the assembling perspective focuses on collective action rather than collective behavior, addressing the processes associated with crowd behavior and the lifecycle and various.

Collective behaviour - Collective behaviour - Theories of collective behaviour: Because much collective behaviour is dramatic, unpredictable, and frightening, the early theories and many contemporary popular views are more evaluative than analytic.

The French social psychologist Gustave Le Bon identified the crowd and revolutionary movements with the excesses of the French Revolution; the U.S. out of 5 stars Theory of Collective Behavior Reviewed in the United States on May 1, Cant you give review about little contents this book, because Iam not got it about essential this book among other about causes a happened conflict, factor it etc/5(3).

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COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOUR • The term "collective behavior" was first used by Robert E. Park, and employed definitively by Herbert Blumer, to refer to social processes and events which do not reflect existing social structure (laws, conventions, and institutions), but which emerge in a "spontaneous" Size: 65KB.

Emergent Norm Theory. Just after the midth century, Ralph H. Turner and Lewis M. Killian () presented their emergent norm theory of collective behavior, which downplayed the irrationality emphasized in earlier decades by Le Bon and other intellectuals.

According to Turner and Killian, when people start interacting in collective behavior, initially they are not sure how they are supposed. Collective behaviour, the kinds of activities engaged in by sizable but loosely organized groups of es of collective behaviour tend to be quite spontaneous, resulting from an experience shared by the members of the group that engenders a sense of common interest and identity.

The informality of the group’s structure is the main source of the frequent unpredictability of. The golden anniversary edition of "THEORY OF COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR" from Quid Pro Books is a modern take on a sociological and social psychology classic. Featuring a reflective new Preface by the author and an extensive, analytical Foreword by MIT's Gary Marx, it is an authorized and painstaking edition-not just scanned and forgotten like most /5(12).

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web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Italian school of "collective psychology."' Scipio Sighele's book on The Criminal Crowd () set forth many of the arguments later stated in Gustav LeBon's () The Crowd.2 It may have been LeBon's "stroke of genius" (Moscoviccip.

74) to dismiss all three of these explanations for the crowd. He argued, to the contrary, that crowds were. Collective behaviour and social movements have been instrumental in engendering social change, including regime change, and impacting the policy space in many societies.

Abstract. This chapter represents an unfashionable engagement with the work of the collective behaviour theorist Neil Smelser (, ). Smelser studied under and worked with Parsons (see Parsons & Smelser, ), and his sociological work was heavily influenced by Author: James S.

Ormrod. 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 Availability: Available.

Collective behavior definition is - the mass behavior of a group whether animal or human (as mob action): the unified action of an assembly of persons whether organized or not; also: the like or similar response of the members of a society to a given stimulus or suggestion.

Collective behavior is like this - as each successive determinant is added, the range of possible final outcomes is narrowed. Elements of collective behavior, social movements (Smelser) A.

Structural conduciveness - refers to the broad social conditions that are necessary for an episode of collective behavior to occur. Definition: Collective behavior is a type of social behavior that occurs in crowds ormobs, mass hysteria, fads, fashions, rumor, and public opinion are all examples of collective behavior.

It is argued that people tend to surrender their individuality and moral judgment in crowds and give in to the hypnotic powers of leaders who shape crowd behavior as they : Ashley Crossman. Contagion theory is a theory of collective behavior which explains that the crowd can cause a hypnotic impact on individuals.

The theory is first developed by Gustave Le Bon in his book called “the crowd: a study of popular mind in France” in As a historian and philosopher his works reflected more of political and social opinions. Collective behavior is a term sociologists use to refer to a miscellaneous set of behaviors in which large numbers of people engage.

More specifically, collective behavior Relatively spontaneous and relatively unstructured behavior by large numbers of individuals acting with or being influenced by other individuals. refers to relatively spontaneous and relatively unstructured behavior by large.A third book, shorn of Smelser's tightly crafted theory of collective behavior, rests in the discussion of key variables.

From this view the book is read not for an explanatory theory, or for an essentialist a priori definition of what collective behavior "really" is (rather than a definition of a major form of it), but as a guide to asking.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/5(12).