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Durkheim's Concealed Sociology of the Crowd

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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The Return of the Republic

Crowd Photography and the Liberation in Toulouse, 1944–1945

Hanna Diamond

Toulouse, often referred to as a “République rouge,” crowd photographs instead dominated coverage of the Liberation in the predominantly left-wing liberation press that emerged from the local Resistance. These photographs bear witness to the extraordinary

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Book Symposium

Karuna Mantena, Adom Getachew, Sofia Näsström, and Jason Frank

Theorizing the Democratic Crowd From the Who to the How of Popular Assembly Karuna Mantena Jason Frank's The Democratic Sublime is an exciting and astute intervention in democratic theory. It persuasively shows popular assembly to be a

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Crowder, Jerome W., Mike Fortun, Rachel Besara and Lindsay Poirier (eds.) 2020. Anthropological data in the digital age: new possibilities, new challenges. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 270 pp. Hb.: €99.99. ISBN: 9783030249243.

Marcel LaFlamme

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Theorizing Reactive Democracy

The Social Media Public Sphere, Online Crowds and the Plebiscitary Logic of Online Reactions

Paolo Gerbaudo

bourgeois one, carries a number of corollary theses. First, the dominant collective actors of social media are “crowds,” or better “online crowds,” rather than “publics,” and their logic of intervention is more “affective” (in the sense of mobilizing affects

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Queer Communion

Ron Athey

Amelia Jones

safely as we can manage from the global flows of COVID-19 (because of the virus, regulations in the city necessitate innovative solutions to the prohibition on crowds congregating inside). We are waiting for the three-part performance by Ron Athey and

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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