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LEBON
collective mind
reduced to lowest level
PARK
more sociological
imitation
BLUMER
value free - in crowd conditions ppl dont interpret eachothers actions
focused on social conditions not individual
CONTAIGON THEORY
People can be made temporarily illogical in a crowd and will return to normal after the fact
7 CONDITIONS of CONTAIGON
1 - focus on same thing
2 - influence
3 - agitation
4 - lose inhibitions/ frenzy
5 - ppl dont think b4 they act
6 - lose self will
7 - reduced to least intelligent
RUDE
studied fr revolution believed that crowds are no more or less bizarre than other social systems
STUDYING CB
historical analysis
surveys and official stats
experimentation
observation
QORNTELLIE & HANPLAY
surveys and official statistics
father of sociology of disaster
studied crowds at ohio state by surveying inds in crowd
GAMSON, FIREMAN, & RYTINA
experimentation
told participants would be filmed for legal case
OBSERVATION
decide the meanings ppl attach to actions
how groups organize
LOFTLAND///////////////////////////////////studied the cult the "divine precepts" or "moonies" wanted to become one but then decided not
SOCIOCYBERNETIC THEORY
focuses on CA
CA compares group behavior to ___________________
a self-regulating machine
a furnace
EMERGANT NORM THEORY
new norms are put in place of traditional ones

often used in sociology of disasters

people in a crowd take on different roles
CONVERGENCE THEORY
people who wish to act in a certain way come together to form crowds

mob reaction is the rational product of widespread popular feeling.
COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR
often spontaneous activities involving ppl and typically in violation of social norms
VALUE ADDED THEORY
Societal strain
based on the assumption that certain conditions are needed for social movement

sees social movements as a side-effect of social change
6 condition of VAT
1 - social conducivness
2 - structural strain
3 - generalized belief
4 - political opportunity (precipitating factors)
5 - mobilization for action
6 - failure of social control
SMELSER
dont need to occur in any particular order.
Collective Action
Cultural specificity