A People’s History of Riots, Protest and the Law: The Sound by Matt Clement

By Matt Clement

This e-book examines how activities from less than pose demanding situations to the established order. The 2010s have obvious an explosion of protest activities, occasionally characterized as riots via governments and the media. yet those aren't new phenomena, relatively reflecting hundreds of thousands of years of clash among various social periods. starting with struggles for democracy and regulate of the country in Athens and historic Rome, this ebook strains the typical threads of resistance throughout the center a while in Europe and into the trendy age.
As sessions switch so does the composition of the protestors and the objectives in their events; the only universal issue being how teams can mobilise to withstand insufferable oppression, thereby constructing a crowd attention that widens their political horizons and demonstrates the potential for overthrowing the present order. to understand the roots and motivations of those so-called deviants the writer argues that we have to hearken to the sound of the group. This e-book could be of curiosity to researchers of social pursuits, protests and riots throughout sociology, background and foreign relations.

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The mob were the ‘mobility’—those without property—in ancient Rome they were comprised of freed men, women and slaves—peoples with a shared heritage of oppression by the higher orders of society. In the case of the freed men they were now classed as citizens, entitled to free grain dole from 58 BCE onwards, and often ganging together in clubs known as collegia—associations of various localities and trades. (Brunt 1966, 3) This group clearly had their own interests—their own sense of what they expected their city and society to value.

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Even if the former were true, it would still mean that crowds would have much to contribute to our understanding of the processes by which social solidarity can be produced. (Reicher 2011, 435, 440) 1 Introduction 13 The inability of Le Bon’s approach to crowds to account for, or even acknowledge, the socially meaningful patterning of events reflects a fundamental individualism in his core constructs. Le Bon considers a sovereign individual self to be the sole basis of reasoned action. The loss of the individual self in the crowd therefore leads to the supposition that crowd action is necessarily uncontrolled.

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