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Eduardo Cintra Torres

This article aims to bring out Durkheim's development of a pioneering sociology of the crowd, overlapping with yet going beyond psychological theories of the time. It begins by exploring the terminology used by Durkheim, colleagues and contemporaries in referring to crowds/gatherings/assemblies, and next asks about the social, political and intellectual context in which 'the crowd' became a key issue, as in the Dreyfus Affair and among writers such as Tarde. It then focuses on the issue's discussion in Durkheim's new journal, the Année sociologique, as well as in his own major works, but above all in Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse, which offers a seminal, if concealed, sociology of the crowd.

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The Crown and the Crowd

Sublimations of Monarchy in Georgian Satirical Prints

David Morgan

James might well have possessed all of this requisite prior knowledge; but what of the crowds who gathered outside that shop to gaze at the prints displayed in the windows? It defies belief that the street hawkers, crossing sweepers, knife grinders

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Underground Theater

Theorizing Mobility through Modern Subway Dramas

Sunny Stalter-Pace

This article begins from the premise that modern American drama provides a useful and understudied archive of representations of mobility. It focuses on plays set on the New York City subway, using the performance studies concept of “restored behavior” to understand the way that these plays repeat and heighten the experience of subway riding. Through their repetitions, they make visible the psychological consequences of ridership under the historical and cultural constraints of the interwar period. Elmer Rice's 1929 play The Subway is read as a particularly rich exploration of the consequences of female passenger's presumed passivity and sexualization in this era. The Subway and plays like it enable scholars of mobility to better understand the ways that theatrical texts intervene in cultural conversations about urban transportation.

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Fabrice Poussin, Charles Baudelaire, and Cedric Watts

Crowds By Fabrice Poussin She could be seen resting upon an old slab her memories wind-blown in ancient sands. It has been ages since she began to explore with a deep gaze entrenched in her soul a horizon hazy with shapes

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Democratizing the Digital Collection

New Players and New Pedagogies in Three-Dimensional Cultural Heritage

Jane-Heloise Nancarrow

artifacts. New Stakeholders Crowd-sourcing has become a popular way to create and distribute models, and museums are using the modeling process to host collaborative public outreach events and community forums (Frieman and Wilkin this volume). This increases

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Ellen Hertz

the assembled crowd to bet on where they end up. This game depends on skill but also on fraud, the operator working with a shill to mislead the audience. I suggest that as academics we must make sure that our sophistication does not place us in the

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Marcelo Hoffman

of them in contemporary political theory. Spurred by the difficulties of many of the new protest movements in acquiring a more enduring presence, Dean mounts a spirited defence of the party. In her most recent iteration of this defence, Crowds and

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Re-viewing the Past and Facing the Future

Laurence Grove, Anne Magnussen, and Ann Miller

email discussion that took place in 2006, here translated into English for the first time) on the loss of the searching, edgy tonality of early comics life writing in favour of something more crowd-pleasing. Finally, a young Brighton-based comics artist

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Incarnate Politics beyond the Cross and the Sword

Carlota McAllister and Valentina Napolitano

she calls “an ecclesia ex mortuis , a church of the dead.” Conversion in the context of dispossession and enslavement engendered a vast crowd of American phantasms pullulating just out of reach, constantly threatening to refuse Christianity's gift of

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Redefining Representation

Black Trans and Queer Women’s Digital Media Production

Moya Bailey

center people creating their own digital health zine, both processes that value crowd sourced knowledge and the creation of images that subvert dominant representations of their communities. The creation of the hashtag #girlslikeus and the Brown Boi