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From Multitude to Crowds: Collective Action and the Media


Edited By Eduardo Cintra Torres and Samuel Mateus

From Multitude to Crowds: Collective Action and the Media presents a study of collective action in the 21 st century. Experts from Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Political Communication and Media Studies offer a multidisciplinary approach to social formations in contemporary collective action. The various contributions discuss the relevance of media and communications in social movements and how social mobilization has changed in mediatized societies.
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Publics and Multitudes: The (Un)Expected Relation



The occupation of public space. The collective coordination made by singular individuals. Or the expansive networks of commitment toward a mutual goal. What do all these actions have in common? All the three entail a working compromise with the concepts of crowd, public and multitude. They also show how difficult it is today to fully separate the constitutive continuity between these major notions of social and political theory.

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