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From Multitude to Crowds: Collective Action and the Media


Eduardo Cintra Torres and Samuel Mateus

From Multitude to Crowds: Collective Action and the Media presents a study of collective action in the 21st 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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Balázs Kiss, PhD, is senior research fellow at the Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His fields are political communication studies and the role of emotions in politics.

Cécile Méadel is Professor at the Department of Communication (IFP) of Pantheon Assas University in Paris, associate researcher at the Center for the Sociology of Innovation (Mines ParisTech/CNRS). Her research interests are on uses and users of communication technologies and on the governance of the internet. Her last English works: ‘Moving to the peoplemetered audience. A sociotechnical approach’, European Journal of Communication, 2015. F. Massit-Folléa, C. Méadel & L. Monnoyer-Smith (eds), Normative Experience and Internet Politics, 2012. É. Brousseau, M. Marzouki et C. Méadel (eds), Governance, Regulations and Power on the Internet, 2012. Email:

Christian Borch is Professor at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. His current research focuses on crowd theory and financial markets. His books include Foucault, Crime and Power: Problematisations of Crime in the Twentieth Century (Routledge, 2015); The Politics of Crowds: An Alternative History of Sociology (Cambridge University Press, 2012); and Niklas Luhmann (Key Sociologists) (Routledge, 2011). Email:

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