Introduction to Collective Behavior and Collective Action

Introduction to Collective Behavior and Collective Action

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David Millers expanded third edition makes it the definitive source on collective behavior and collective action. Up-to-date and meticulously researched, this popular volume continues to provide a systematic overview of theory and research. Each topic is meaningfully linked to the appropriate theories of collective behavior (mass hysteria, emergent-norm, and value-added perspectives) and collective action (social-behavioral interactionist, resource mobilization, and value-added perspectives). Rumor, mass hysteria, fads and fashion, UFOs, sports, migrations, disasters, riots, protest, and social movements are among the topics presented in a unique side-by-side presentation of the two disciplines. In an engaging, accessible style, Miller offers detailed discussion of classic sociological studies interspersed with intriguing modern-day examples that students will enjoy reading. His thorough topical treatment effectively reduces the need for outside readings.... point collectable in hopes that the nostalgia and retro feel would generate its own PR and produce a sellout for Christmas. ... Baskets of Beanies, with tags intact, can be found at garage sales and flea markets at near give-away prices. ... By November of 2012, the app had migrated to most other smart devices (e.g., iOS, the Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 ).

Title:Introduction to Collective Behavior and Collective Action
Author:David L. Miller
Publisher:Waveland Press - 2013-08-06


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