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An Interdisciplinary Review Of The Crowd At Eighteenth Century Hangings In England, Susan Renee Stockdale Jan 2007

An Interdisciplinary Review Of The Crowd At Eighteenth Century Hangings In England, Susan Renee Stockdale

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This is an interdisciplinary study of the crowds at eighteenth century hangings in England. The three disciplines involved are sociology, psychology and history. The first two disciplines are combined in the first chapter which provides an overview of psychosocial research on crowd behavior and shows that these theories have evolved from initial theories which hypothesized that an individual loses his autonomy and becomes subject to the collective mind to more recent theories which hypothesize that an individual's behavior in a crowd is consistent with an existing norm which the individual uses as a model for his behavior in that ...