“La beauté est dans la rue”: Four reasons (or perhaps five) to study crowds

  title={“La beaut{\'e} est dans la rue”: Four reasons (or perhaps five) to study crowds},
  author={S. Reicher},
  journal={Group Processes \& Intergroup Relations},
  pages={593 - 605}
  • S. Reicher
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
In this paper, I argue that the study of crowds provides important lessons for social psychology in four key areas. First, it reveals the political influences which shaped and continue to shape the questions we ask and the answers we provide. Second, it demonstrates the importance of a methodological strategy which attends to real-world phenomena and the ability of theory to make sense of them. Third, it generates new theoretical insights and conceptual paradigms which have relevance to social… Expand

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