Collective Behavior

ISBN-10: 0130886688
ISBN-13: 9780130886682
Edition: 2002
Authors: David A. Locher
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $152.20
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/27/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

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.

Preface
Introduction to Collective Behavior
Collective Behavior
Social Contagion Theory
The Emergent Norm Perspective
The Value-Added Theory
The Assembly Perspective and Sociocybernetic Theory
Individualist Approaches to Collective Behavior
General Categories of Collective Behavior
Deadly Riots: The Los Angeles Riot of 1992
Images, Miracles, and Apparitions: The Soybean Savior and Our Lady of Clearwater
Rumors, Urban Myths and Urban Legends: Procter & Gamble, The Devil, and Amway
Fads and Crazes: The Furby Frenzy
Millenialism: Y2K and the End of the World as We Know It
Social Movements
Social Movements
Understanding Social Movements
Successful and Unsuccessful Social Movements: The Civil Rights Movement and the Prostitutes' Rights Movement
The Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Movements
Name Index
Subject Index

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