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[ecrea] New Book: "From Multitude to Crowds: Collective Action and the Media"

Sat Oct 24 13:13:13 GMT 2015

As Editors, we invite you all to read the new book */“From Multitude to
Crowds: Collective Action and the Media”/*with contributions of Todd
Gitlin, Erik Neveu, Christian Borch, João Carlos Correia and Gustavo
Cardoso, among others.

*/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.

_The book is divided in four parts: _

Theoretical Approaches;

Historical Approaches;

Multitude and Media Strategies;

Social Movement and Mass Protest.


*/From Multitude to Crowds: Collective Action and the Media/**may be
particular useful to researchers interested in : *



Social Movements Studies;


Media Studies;

Digital Culture;

Political Science;

Crowd Studies;

Theory of the Multitude;

Public Sphere;

Political Activism;

Social Media and Politics;

*Contents: *


- Todd Gitlin: /Crowds, Assemblies, Demonstrations, and Clusters/

– João Carlos Correia: /Mass, Publics and Multitudes: Digital Activism
and some of its Paradoxes/

– Christian Borch: /The Politics of the Senses: Crowd Formation through
Sensory Manipulation/

– Samuel Mateus/: Publics and Multitudes: The (Un)Expected Relation/

– Erik Neveu: /French Literature around the Construction and
Transformations of May 68’s Memory /

– Eduardo Cintra Torres: /An Early Example of Media, Social Movements
and Crowd Interaction: The Oporto General Strike of 1903/

– Júlio Cesar Lemes de Castro: /Freudian Mass Psychology in the Age of

– Jérôme Bourdon/Cécile Méadel/: Release the Numbers! Multitudes,
Crowds, Publics… and Audiences /

– Gustavo Cardoso: /Social Mobilization and Social Media: People Are the

– Steve Jankowski: /No Consensus on Consensus: A Paradox within
Wikipedian Governance and Collective Action/

– Ece Baykal Fide: /Effects of the Gezi Resistance on the Interaction of
Different Social Movements and Their Media Strategies/

– Balázs Kiss/Gabriella Szabó: /Crowding and Feeling Political
Communities: Successful and Failed Mass Demonstrations in Hungary 2013 /

– Márcio Simeone Henriques: /June 2013, Brazil: Protests as Empowerment
Factors and Promotion of Political Opportunities./

Please, find in attachment, and extract from the book.

To More Information please visit:

Peter Lang-

It is also available in the main online book shops.

Torres, Eduardo Cintra / Mateus, Samuel (eds.)

 From Multitude to Crowds: Collective Action and the Media

Series: passagem - Volume 8

Peter Lang

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien,
2015. 268 pp.

ISBN 978-3-631-66802-3 hb (Hardcover)

*Eduardo Cintra Torres*is Assistant Professor at the Catholic University
of Portugal and researcher at its Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e
Cultura (CECC).

*Samuel Mateus*is Assistant Professor at Madeira University and
researcher at the Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens (CECL),
at Nova University.

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