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The Resource The leader and the crowd : democracy in American public discourse, 1880-1941, Daria Frezza ; translated from the Italian by Martha King

The leader and the crowd : democracy in American public discourse, 1880-1941, Daria Frezza ; translated from the Italian by Martha King

Label
The leader and the crowd : democracy in American public discourse, 1880-1941
Title
The leader and the crowd
Title remainder
democracy in American public discourse, 1880-1941
Statement of responsibility
Daria Frezza ; translated from the Italian by Martha King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Daria Frezza covers six tumultuous decades of transatlantic history to examine how European theories of mass polities and crowd psychology influenced American social scientists' perception of crowds, mobs, democratic "people," and its leadership. In the last decades of the nineteenth century, the development of an urban-industrial mass society and the disordered influx of millions of immigrants required a redefinition of these important categories in American public discourse. Frezza shows how in the Atlantic crossing of ideas, American social scientists re-elaborated the European theories of crowd psychology and the racial theories then in fashion. Theorists made a sharp distinction between the irrationality of the crowd, including lynchings, and the rationality of the democratic "public."" "However, this paradigm of a rational Anglo-Saxon male public in opposition to irrational mobs - traditionally considered to be composed of women, children, and "savages"--Was challenged by the reality of southern lynch mobs made up of white Anglo-Saxons, people who used mob violence as an instrument of subjugation over an allegedly inferior race, After World War I, when the topic of eugenics and immigration restrictions ignited the debate of exclusion/inclusion regarding U.S. citizenship, Franz Boas's work provided a significant counterbalance to the biased language of race. Furthermore, the very concept of democracy was questioned from many points of view." "During the Depression years, social scientists such as John Dewey critically analyzed the democratic system in comparison to European dictatorships, The debate then acquired an international dimension. In the "ideological rearmament of America" on the eve of World War II, social scientists criticized Nazi racism but at the same time stressed how racism was also deeply rooted in America. This is a fresh look at the parallels between the emergence of America as a world power and the maturing of the new discipline of social science."--Jacket
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Frezza, Daria
Dewey number
973.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
LC call number
E661
LC item number
.F7913 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Political leadership
  • Collective behavior
  • United States
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Collective behavior
  • Democracy
  • Political leadership
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
The leader and the crowd : democracy in American public discourse, 1880-1941, Daria Frezza ; translated from the Italian by Martha King
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American democracy in the Gilded Age: the individual, the crowd, and the "people" -- The language of race, the crowd, and the public in the progressive era -- The mob stereotype -- The paradox of a conformist democracy -- Criticism of mass democracy after World War I -- From the factory to the nation : leadership or domination -- The international challenge -- The defense of democracy
Control code
593301915
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 335 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820336473
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt3q5m7f
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593301915
Label
The leader and the crowd : democracy in American public discourse, 1880-1941, Daria Frezza ; translated from the Italian by Martha King
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American democracy in the Gilded Age: the individual, the crowd, and the "people" -- The language of race, the crowd, and the public in the progressive era -- The mob stereotype -- The paradox of a conformist democracy -- Criticism of mass democracy after World War I -- From the factory to the nation : leadership or domination -- The international challenge -- The defense of democracy
Control code
593301915
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 335 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820336473
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q5m7f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593301915

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