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3. Social Contagion Theory (cont’d)

Gustave LeBon (1895) – The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

remember: the post-Revolution period and political disruptions,

riots, mobs in Paris

how is it possible that otherwise rational people, involved in a

crowd, are capable of such irrational behaviour? – for example,

the September Massacres of 1792

the concept of the ‘mass’ – note that Noam Chomsky uses a

similar concept – the mass, and control of the mass, as an

important factor in world history

Le Bon witnessed first hand parts of this spread of

‘mob’ contagion

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