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The Criminal Crowd and Other Writings on Mass Society (Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library)

by Scipio Sighele

ISBN: 9781487503185 / 1487503180


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The Criminal Crowd and Other Writings on Mass Society is the first English collection of writings by Italian jurist, sociologist, cultural and literary critic Scipio Sighele. Sighele is largely responsible for providing post-unification Italy with a new outlook on issues ranging from the blurring line between individual and collective accountability, the role of urbanization in the development of criminality, and the emancipation of women.


This work draws a multifaceted portrait of a provocative thinker and public intellectual caught between tradition and modernity during the European fin de siècle. Containing a comprehensive introduction by the editor, The Criminal Crowd and Other Writings on Mass Society includes Sighele?s seminal work, The Criminal Crowd, as well as his formative studies on group behaviour. Nicoletta Pireddu contextualizes Sighele?s contribution to the so-called ?age-of crowds,? from the fierce polemic with his French rivals Gustave LeBon and Gabriel Tarde to the scientific, literary, and cultural developments of his conceptualization of mass behaviours as a legitimate object of psychological investigation into a new century.

ISBN 13 978-14-87503-18-5
ISBN 10 1-487-50318-0
ASIN 1487503180
EAN
  • 9781487503185
Amazon Sales Rank 3,645,544
Main Category Hardcover
Group Book
Publisher University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Studio University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Manufacturer University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Dimensions Length: 6.0 Height: 9.0.
Package Dimensions Length: 9.0 Width: 6.0. pounds
Editor(s) Nicoletta Pireddu
Translator(s) Andrew Robbins
Foreword(s) Tom Huhn
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No

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