The Write Crowd

Literary Citizenship and the Writing Life Lori A. May. to build and expand a vibrant literary landscape, the good old karmic golden rule applies.” The founders argue that this is about paying kindness forward and reminding authors of ...

Author: Lori A. May

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628923100

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Writing may be a solitary profession, but it is also one that relies on a strong sense of community. The Write Crowd offers practical tips and examples of how writers of all genres and experience levels contribute to the sustainability of the literary community, the success of others, and to their own well-rounded writing life. Through interviews and examples of established writers and community members, readers are encouraged to immerse themselves fully in the literary world and the community-at-large by engaging with literary journals, reading series and public workshops, advocacy and education programs, and more. In contemporary publishing, the writer is expected to contribute outside of her own writing projects. Editors and publishers hope to see their writers active in the community, and the public benefits from a more personal interaction with authors. Yet the writer must balance time and resources between deadlines, day jobs, and other commitments. The Write Crowd demonstrates how writers may engage with peers and readers, and have a positive effect on the greater community, without sacrificing writing time.

Crowds and Politics in North Africa

In the period that followed crowd actions, the writing of history carried with it the danger of mythologizing social phenomena by 'writing on' them as if they had become mute and dead objects. It is critical for those 'writing on' the ...

Author: Andrea Khalil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317810322

Category: Political Science

Page: 134

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This book takes predominant crowd theory to task, questioning received ideas about ‘mob psychology’ that remain prevalent today. It is a synchronic study of crowds, crowd dynamics and the relationships of crowds to political power in Tunisia, Libya and Algeria (2011-2013) that has far reaching implications embedded in its thesis. One central theme of the book is gender, providing an in-depth look at women’s participation in the recent uprisings and crowds of 2011-2013 and the subsequent gender-related aspects of political transitions. The book also focuses on the social and political dynamics of tribalism and group belonging (‘asabiyya), including analysis and discussions with Libyan regional tribal chiefs, Libyan and Tunisian tribal members and citizens regarding their notions of tribal belonging. Crowd language and literature are also central to the book’s discussion of how crowds represent themselves, how we as observers represent crowds, and how crowds confront languages of authoritarianism and subjugation. Crowds and Politics in North Africa includes interviews with crowd participants and key civil society actors from Tunisia, Libya and Algeria. Among these, there are numerous interviews with Benghazi residents, activists and tribal leaders. One of the original case studies in the book is the crowd dynamics during and after the attack on the US consular installation in Benghazi, Libya. The book presents interviews and fieldwork within a literary and cultural theoretical context showing how crowds in the region resonate in forms of cultural resistance to authoritarianism. A valuable resource, this book will be of use to students and scholars with an interest in North African culture, society and politics more broadly.

Crowd Violence in American Modernist Fiction

In doing so, these novels merge with the writing of Steinbeck and other US. fiction writers of the Great Depression in turning to political writ' ing that focuses on economically oppressed crowds. Throughout his writing career, ...

Author: Benjamin S. West

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786471089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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This study explores numerous depictions of crowd violence, literal and figurative, found in American Modernist fiction, and shows the ways crowd violence is used as a literary trope to examine issues of racial, gender, national, and class identity during this period. Modernist writers consistently employ scenes and images of crowd violence to show the ways such violence is used to define and enforce individual identity in American culture. James Weldon Johnson, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Steinbeck, for example, depict numerous individuals as victims of crowd violence and other crowd pressures, typically because they have transgressed against normative social standards. Especially important is the way that racially motivated lynching, and the representation of such lynchings in African American literature and culture, becomes a noteworthy focus of canonical Modernist fiction composed by white authors.

Modernism and the Idea of the Crowd

In a central moment of crowd experience in Mrs. Dalloway, Woolf's crowd unites in reading the fragmentary and fleeting skywriting performed by an acrobatic airplane. The performance depends upon spatial distances and intervals; ...

Author: Judith Paltin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108842235

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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This book argues that literary modernists engaged creatively with modernity's expanding forms of collective experience and performative identities; their work clarifies how popular subjectivity evolves from a nineteenth-century liberal citizenry to the contemporary sense of a range of political multitudes struggling with conditions of oppression.

The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic

... the speech as preserved in manuscript and to go back to the actual speech as spoken before the crowd , I have not found it . ... the written versions that were composed , or at least edited ( in the modern sense ) , afterward .

Author: Fergus Millar

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472088785

Category: History

Page: 236

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A major work on the power of the crowd

The Crowd

writing . Wordsworth , by contrast , is interesting because of the ways in which the ceaselessly repeated yet seemingly unclassifiable crowds of St. Bartholomew's Fair precipitate a sense of permanently muddled boundaries between self ...

Author: John Plotz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520923057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Between 1800 and 1850, political demonstrations and the tumult of a ballooning street life not only brought novel kinds of crowds onto the streets of London, but also fundamentally changed British ideas about public and private space. The Crowd sets out to demonstrate the influence of these new crowds, riots, and demonstrations on the period's literature. John Plotz offers compelling readings of works by Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Carlyle, William Wordsworth, Maria Edgeworth, and Charlotte Bronte, arguing that new "representative" crowds became a potent rival for the representational claims of literary texts themselves. As rivals in representation, these crowds triggered important changes not simply in how these authors depicted crowds, but in their notions of public life and privacy in general. The Crowd is the first book devoted to an analysis of crowds in British literature. In addition to this being a noteworthy and innovative contribution to literary criticism, it addresses ongoing debates in political theory on the nature of the public-political realm and offers a new reading of the contested public discourses of class, nation, and gender. In the end, it provides a sophisticated and rich analysis of an important facet of the beginning of the modern age.

The Politics of Crowds

Instead of understanding the gradual dissolution of crowd theory on the basis of a narrative of either scientific progress or changing social realities, ... 'In some deep and essential sense', they write, 'crowds are modernity.

Author: Christian Borch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107009738

Category: History

Page: 338

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This book analyses sociological discussions on crowds and masses since the late nineteenth century, covering France, Germany and the USA.

The Myth of the Madding Crowd

Regarding the first, they write (1987:77): “The coordinating tendencies, processes which give the crowd an appearance of unity, range from highly individualistic, parallel, but competitive behavior, to solidaristic behavior which ...

Author: Clark McPhail

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351479073

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

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Crowd behavior is one of the most colorful but least understood forms of human social behavior. This volume is a major contribution to the field of collective behavior, with implications for social movement analysis.McPhail's critical assessment of the major theories of crowd behavior establishes that, whatever their particular limitations and strengths, all share a general and serious flaw: their explanations were developed without prior examination of the behaviors to be explained. Drawing on a wide range of empirical studies that include his own careful field work, the author offers a new characterization of temporary gatherings. He presents a life cycle of gatherings and a taxonomy of forms of collective behavior within gatherings, as well as combinations of these forms and gatherings into larger events, campaigns and waves. McPhail also develops a new explanation for various ways in which purposive actors construct collective actions.

The Leader and the Crowd

guished “crowd” from “mob,” a word that etymologically signifies mobility, especially in the phrase “mob mind.”106 This second category included the psychological characteristics ofa rioting crowd, one in revolt, reduced to an unstable ...

Author: Daria Frezza

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820329130

Category: History

Page: 335

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Daria Frezza covers six tumultuous decades of transatlantic history to examine how European theories of mass politics 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 reelaborated 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, "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 and provocative look at the parallels between the emergence of America as a world power and the maturing of the new discipline of social science.

The Crowd and the Mob Routledge Revivals

The question does remain: Did crowd theory, as Hitler received it, actually work? Hitler is the great adept of crowd theory; Canetti calls him a great 'empiricist' of crowds (Canetti, 1979, p. 147); Bullock calls him 'the greatest ...

Author: J. S. McClelland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136857140

Category: History

Page: 356

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First published in 1989, this persuasive and original work by John McClelland examines the importance of the idea of 'the crowd' in the writings of philosophers, historians and politicians from the classical era to the twentieth century. The book examines histories of political thought and their justifications for forms of rule, highlighting the persistent and profoundly anti-democratic bias in political and social thought, analysing in particular the writings of Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Hitler, Gibbon, Carlysle, Michelet, Taine and Freud.

The Playful Crowd

The playful crowd had become a swirling, congested mass, seeking what enjoyment it could in the noisy streets, careening along the ... and stable local businesses to cater for the resident population.15 But the writing was on the wall.

Author: Gary S. Cross

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231127240

Category: Travel

Page: 308

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From "Sodoms by the sea" at Coney Island and Blackpool to carefully orchestrated corporate entertainment, The Playful Crowd compares the pursuit of pleasure on both sides of the Atlantic. The authors capture the gritty vulgarity and charms of Coney Island and Blackpool and examine how Disneyland and Beamish, a heritage park that celebrates Britain's industrial and social history, evoke certain types of nostalgia.

Crowd Funding Is The Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race Or The Greatest Opportunity

CrowdDistrict is written with the intent to engage our readers and help give projects better exposure to a great community. CrowdDistrict is currently accept projects across all platforms whether you are pre launch, seeking funding, ...

Author: Matrix Thompson

Publisher: Pamper Me Network


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 70

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" Crowd Funding Is The Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race or the Greatest Opportunity" is the second installment in “The Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race" ebook series. Volume II of the ebook series focuses on the crowd funding industry and encourages individuals and small business owners to open their eyes and question the motives of anyone who is pushing the crowd funding business model. The ebook was written to educate the industry while providing the stakeholders with the tools they need to level the playing field so everyone can benefit from the rapid growth of the crowd funding industry. We wrote "Crowd Funding Is The Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race or the Greatest Opportunity" to challenge crowd funding portals, crowd funders, donors and related stakeholders to work together to create a better global standard for crowd funding that will ensure a more equitable allocation of the abundance that crowd funding affords. The ebook examines several areas of concerns and offer up solutions. We specifically, encourage stakeholders to question the following: * Rewards-based crowd funders offer backers meaningless rewards of pre-orders of untested products in return for financial support; * Rewards-based crowd funders do not offer crowd funders a share of their future sales in return for their referrals as traditional affiliate marketing systems do; * Crowd funders hide behind the Securities regulations and use it as a reason for denying backers a share in their future success (you don’t have to give up equity in your business to reward a person for helping you—sales commissions or bonuses are just as good, if not better); * Most crowd funders lack influence and, or personal network to succeed—and crowd funding portals are not offering them assistance to enhance their campaigns chance for success; * Crowd funding portals brand crowd funding as a silver bullet that can be embraced by anyone to raise financing, when the truth is it is really hardwork; * Crowd funding portals are using crow funders to grow their brand—appropriate free labour and free content to create value for themselves. Drawing from ideas introduced in Volume I ( Social Networking Is The Greatest Con In History Or The Greatest Opportunity ), Volume II of the Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race" ebook series is a warning. It highlights the growing disparity and unequal division of the crowd funding bounty—and how backers or donors are being persuaded to support projects for little more than meaningless, short term rewards, when history has proven that crowd funders and crowd funding portals can offer so much more. WE IDENTIFY THE PROBLEMS AND OFFER SOLUTIONS: Although the title of the ebook is provocative, "Crowd Funding Is The Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race Or The Greatest Opportunity" is an instructional manual for crowd funders, donors and entrepreneurs. It introduces a new form of crowd funding called “Social Rewards-based” Crowd Funding or “Affiliate-Based” Crowd Funding and offers up useful advice on how crowd funders can use existing technologies to: * Share in the success of competing crowd funding campaigns; * Earn rewards & related bonuses when other crowd funders build their teams; * Recruit & reward donors & fans for supporting crowd funding projects, FOREVER; * Share in the revenues realized as crowd funding portals grow including a share of ongoing products sold; * Promote crowd funding campaign to the mass media and, or general Internet community; * Enhance donor & fan acquisition with powerful viral marketing tools. THE EBOOK SERIES IS A ROAD MAP UNVEILED IN EACH VOLUME The Greatest Con In History Or The Greatest Opportunity ebook series provides a road map that can be used by anyone to transform their own personal network into a powerful source of revenue. In Volume II of the “Greatest Con In The History Of The Human Race” ebook series you will discover secrets that will teach how Social Rewards technology and self-replicating online contest technology is revolutionizing the way crowd funding campaigns are deployed. The series of ebooks introduce the revolutionary ideas behind social royalties (social rewards technology), self-replicating contest technology, self-replicating fan networks and illustrates how crowd funding when combined with social rewards technology is helping to create a new generation of entrepreneurs. You will love the entire series of ebooks. Join us on this journey by purchasing each volume individually or pre-order the entire series to be released in 2016.

Crowd and Rumour in Shakespeare

The world's large economic and medical crises from panic about SARS to the recent economic breakdown are crowd phenomena often motivated by uncorroborated rumours. War reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski has described the interplay of the ...

Author: Kai Wiegandt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317156888

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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In this study, the author offers new interpretations of Shakespeare's works in the context of two major contemporary notions of collectivity: the crowd and rumour. The plays illustrate that rumour and crowd are mutually dependent; they also betray a fascination with the fact that crowd and rumour make individuality disappear. Shakespeare dramatizes these mechanisms, relating the crowd to class conflict, to rhetoric, to the theatre and to the organization of the state; and linking rumour to fear, to fame and to philosophical doubt. Paying attention to all levels of collectivity, Wiegandt emphasizes the close relationship between the crowd onstage and the Elizabethan audience. He argues that there was a significant - and sometimes precarious - metatheatrical blurring between the crowd on the stage and the crowd around the stage in performances of crowd scenes. The book's focus on crowd and rumour provides fresh insights on the central problems of some of Shakespeare's most contentiously debated plays, and offers an alternative to the dominant tradition of celebrating Shakespeare as the origin of modern individualism.

The Crowd Funding Services Handbook

Not only does this book prepare entrepreneurs for thechallenges that lie ahead and assist in overcoming the most commonpitfalls that cause crowd funding campaigns to fail, it givessuggestions for fully developing a project idea.

Author: Jason R. Rich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118949085

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Crowdsource funding is the new way to finance start-ups in a networked world Entrepreneurs, small business owners, investors, artisans, or those who merely have a good idea for a business venture have a new and attainable means of securing capital to grow their dreams. Gone are the days when the only options to raise funds for a new business were venture capitalists, angel investors, or Wall Street. Web-based crowdfunding services are now plentiful and offer a variety of options for the aspiring entrepreneur. However, these services are not typically as well-understood as the more traditional means of raising capital. In The Crowdsource Funding Services Handbook, author Jason R. Rich offers a step-by-step overview of the various crowdsource funding services available on the Web, as well as the necessary documentation required to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign. Contains details on how to evaluate and select the best online platform for crowdfunding efforts Provides details on creating a business plan to the specifications require to raise capital via crowdfunding Provides an overview of the financial projections that will be required for a crowdfunding initiative Proposes a specific approach to creating a "pitch video" to succeed with a crowdsource funding campaign The Crowdsource Funding Services Handbook is a thorough, well-developed resource for those seeking to raise capital to start a business or fund the development of an innovative idea. Author and crowdfunding expert Jason R. Rich provides this definitive, hands-on guide to raising capital in the new economy.

WHAT IS MOB MENTALITY 8 Essential Books on Crowd Psychology

Psychology of Revolution, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Instincts of the Herd, The Social Contract, ... The character of the writing commonly has the standards and prejudices of the "man in the street.

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026879879

Category: Social Science

Page: 2503

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This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Social Contract (Jean-Jacques Rousseau) The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (Gustave Le Bon) The Psychology of Revolution (Gustave Le Bon) Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Charles Mackay) Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War (Wilfred Trotter) The Behavior of Crowds: A Psychological Study (Everett Dean Martin) Crowds: A Moving-Picture of Democracy (Gerald Stanley Lee) The Group Mind: A Sketch of the Principles of Collective Psychology (William McDougall) Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Francophone Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Francophone Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. Gustave Le Bon was a French polymath whose areas of interest included anthropology, psychology, sociology, medicine, invention, and physics. Wilfred Trotter was an English surgeon, a pioneer in neurosurgery. He was also known for his concept of the herd instinct. Everett Dean Martin was an American minister, writer, journalist, instructor, lecturer and social psychologist. Gerald Stanley Lee was an American Congregational clergyman and the author of numerous books and essays. William McDougall was an early 20th century psychologist who spent the first part of his career in the United Kingdom and the latter part in the USA. Charles Mackay was a Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter.

Crowd Management

The writing illustrates a systems theory of event management. In this case it is process mapping under risk and complexity. The text describes the processes involved in each domain of security, medical, crowd management: inputs, ...

Author: William O'Toole

Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781911396901

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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Presents a system for crowd management which integrates security with the other concerns for the health and safety for crowds, looking at the theories and practices of the management processes, plans, monitoring and evaluation of crowds. Structured into four sections written by experts with global experience in their field of excellence.

The Behavior of Crowds

The character of the writing commonly has the standards and prejudices of the “man in the street.” And lest this mans ego consciousness be ... Consequently, the thinking of most of us is carried on chiefly in the form of crowd-ideas.

Author: Everett Dean Martin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752441123

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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Reproduction of the original: The Behavior of Crowds by Everett Dean Martin

The Romantic Crowd

His account of the mail suggests not emotional cohesion but the transmission of disorder usually associated with political crowds. De Quincey writes elsewhere of the democratising effects of communications systems.

Author: Mary Fairclough

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107031692

Category: History

Page: 294

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A study of how the instinctive behaviour of crowds was understood by literary writers of the Romantic period.

Crowd Funding How to Raise Money with the Online Crowd

12. Write articles and submit them to article directories or blogs related to your project. There have been studies about the link between social media and “crowdfunding” success. Some of the analysis indicated that 3 likes on Facebook ...

Author: David Gass


ISBN: 9781105305603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 94

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"Crowd Funding is becoming one of the best approaches for finding money for just about any project. Crowd Funding gives you the ability to raise money for any idea or business without acquiring debt or giving up equity. Crowd Funding websites are explained in this book and how to best use them to raise the money you need for your business, project or idea." kindle ed.

Crowds Psychology and Politics 1871 1899

In this regard , some may feel I have placed undue emphasis on current events – that is to say , on the years immediately preceding the writing of the text in question . My reason for this emphasis is that elaborate knowledge of these ...

Author: Jaap van Ginneken

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521404185

Category: Psychology

Page: 269

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An exploration of the history of the emergence of crowd psychology in the late nineteeenth century.