Psychology of Crowds (annotated)

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In this clear and vivid book, Gustave Le Bon throws light on the
unconscious irrational workings of group thought and mass emotion as he
places crowd ideology in opposition to free-thinking and independent
minded individuals. He also shows how the behaviour of an individual
changes when she/he is part of a crowd.

Editing 

The orginal of this work, La
Psychologie des Foules, was first translated anonymously into English
possibly by a group of French students. Sparkling Books has corrected
errors and anomalies in the original translation by reference to the
Alcan edition. We have shortened a few passages but maintained the
original footnotes and have added some footnotes of our own.

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About the author

Le Bon was an eminent psychologist and sociologist. The ideas Le Bon explores in Psychology of Crowds are extremely relevant to today's society and were of pivotal importance in the early years of group psychology: Sigmund Freud's Massenpsychologie und Ich-Analyse (1921); (English translation Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, 1922) was based on Le Bon's work.

 

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Sparkling Books
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Published on
Oct 5, 2009
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Pages
208
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / General
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