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Author Sighele, Scipio, 1868-1913, author

Title The criminal crowd and other writings on mass society / Scipio Sighele ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Nicoletta Pireddu ; translated by Nicoletta Pireddu and Andrew Robbins ; with a foreword by Tom Huhn
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (lxxxi, 425 pages)
Series The Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian library
Lorenzo da Ponte Italian library.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction: Alchemies of the Collective Soul: Scipio Sighele's Crimes and Punishments; A Note on the Texts and Their Translations; 1 The Criminal Crowd: An Essay on Collective Psychology; 2 From The Criminal Couple: A Study in Morbid Psychology; 3 From Sectarian Criminality; 4 From The Intelligence of the Crowd; 5 From The New Woman; 6 From Modern Eve; 7 From Tragic Literature; 8 From In Art and in Science; Index
Summary "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 si├Ęcle. 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."-- Provided by publisher
Notes Translated from the Italian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 11, 2018)
Subject Crime.
Criminal psychology.
Social psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Pireddu, Nicoletta, editor, translator
Robbins, Andrew, translator
ISBN 1487517351 (electronic book)
9781487517359 (electronic book)