Collective Behavior and Anti-War Essay by Master Researcher

Collective Behavior and Anti-War
This paper discusses collective behavior and looks at anti-war demonstrations in this regard.
# 84103 | 1,575 words | 7 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Sociology (Theory) , Political Science (General)

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The following assignment is for a third year sociology course. The topic discussed is collective social behaviour. The collective social behavior examined in this assignment is anti-war demonstrations. The writer uses social contagion theory and emergent norm theory in order to examine the nature of anti-war demonstrations.

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"Collective behavior is a very broad area of study. For example, in Collective Behavior Erich Goode states, 'Rumors and legends, fads, and collective protest- these and other social phenomena make up the subject matter of the field of collective Behavior'. Collective behavior is the relatively spontaneous, unstructured, extra institutional behavior of a fairly large number of individuals. The fact that collective behavior is such a diverse area of study means that many activities can be used to examine it. For this paper, demonstrations against the war in Iraq or anti-war demonstrations as they are commonly called will be used to examine many of the theories about collective behavior."

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