SOCIOLOGY 3323

DR. RAYMOND A. EVE

RIOTS, CULTS, AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

READING LIST

 

What is "Collective Behavior?"

Miller, Chapter 1 - "Collective Events and Social Life

Miller, Chapter 2 - "Perspectives on Collective Behavior  and Collective Action

 Miller, Chapter 3 - "Studying Collective Behavior and Collective Action”

 Verbal communication characteristic of collective behavior: RUMOR!

 Miller, Chapter 4 - "Rumor and Communication

            video, "Monsters on Main Street" 

The "Elementary Forms" of Collective Behavior:

       Panics, Milling, Circular Reactions, and Mass Hysteria

             1. The War of the Worlds and UFOs

                video, "The Night that Panicked America"

             2. Religious ecstasy

                 video, "The Madonna of Medjugorjea"

               Eve, R.  "Politicizing the Virgin Mary"  at:

                             http://www.global-college.com/rayeve/courses/riots/madonnaofm.pdf

              Readings:

             1. Miller, Chapter 5 - "Mass Hysteria"

             2. Miller, Chapter 6 - "UFOs"

Exam 1 will cover the material above the line just below:

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      Fads and Fashion

            Miller, Chapter 7 - "Fads and Fashion"

      Sports

              Miller, Chapter 8 – “Sports”

                        Soccer riots, Super Bowl riots, etc.

      Migrations

            Miller, Chapter 9 - Migrations

                 The Arizona Law: Demonstration and Counter-demonstration

      Disasters

            Miller, Chapter 10 - Individuals in Disasters

                Hurriances, Tornadoes, Floods, Nuclear Meltdowns

            Miller, Chapter 11 - "Organizations, Communities, and Societies in Disaster     

       Riots

             Miller, Chapter 12 - "Individuals and Riots"

            Miller, Chapter 13 - "Organizational, Community, and Societal Responses to  

                                               Riots"

Exam 2 will cover the material after the 1st exam and above the line just below:

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       Protests

              Miller, Chapter 14 - "Protest"

               1. Anti-pornography campaigns and Smelser's value-added theory

               (pdf online) - "The Anti-Pornography Campaign: A Symbolic Crusade."          

                                       Zurcher, L. et al

               

                click the link just below: 

                 http://www.global-college.com/readings/antiporn.pdf

 Race Riots and other forms of collective behavior

       Civil Rights, Black Liberation, Rainbow Coalitions, and Beyond

            video = "Eyes on the Prize"

            Latino walkout

            Muslim Temple in N. Y.: Demonstration and Counterdemonstration

    Miller, Chapter 15 - "Social Movements as Collective Behavior"

    Miller, Chapter 16 - "Social Movements as Collective Action"

"Status politics" and collective behavior  

        (pdf online) - Page and Clelland, "The Kanawha County textbook

           controversy"  Click the link just below to download:

           http://www.global-college.com/readings/kanawhacounty.pdf

 Cults

    (pdf online) Shupe, Anson and David Bromley, "The Tnevnoc Cult"

    Click the link just below to download:

           http://www.global-college.com/readings/tnevnoc.pdf

     (IMPORTANT:  You should think long and hard about the title just above -- there's

       something  deeply ironical about it, and the reading doesn't make sense until you

       figure it out).

    a. the Manson Family     

    b. Jonestown:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown

      and:

      http://www.global-college.com/readings/jjonesch3.pdf

     and:

     http://www.global-college.com/readings/jjonesch4.pdf

   

   c. Heaven's Gate

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven%27s_Gate_(religious_group)

    http://www.global-college.com/readings/seekersandsaucers.pdf

    d. Scientology

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology

 Antiwar Movements: Then and Now