Mass Society

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Resumé

Mass society is a societal diagnosis that emphasizes – usually in a pejorative, modernity critical manner – a series of traits allegedly associated with modern society, such as the leveling of individuality, moral decay, alienation, and isolation. As such, the notion of mass society generalizes the negative features usually ascribed by late nineteenth-century crowd psychology to spontaneous crowds, and attributes these to the entire social fabric. However, in contrast to crowd psychology, theorists of mass society often place greater emphasis on how capitalism, technological advances, or demographic developments condition such negative features, and some theorists argue that mass society produces a propensity to totalitarianism. Discussions of mass society culminated in the early and mid-twentieth century.
Mass society is a societal diagnosis that emphasizes – usually in a pejorative, modernity critical manner – a series of traits allegedly associated with modern society, such as the leveling of individuality, moral decay, alienation, and isolation. As such, the notion of mass society generalizes the negative features usually ascribed by late nineteenth-century crowd psychology to spontaneous crowds, and attributes these to the entire social fabric. However, in contrast to crowd psychology, theorists of mass society often place greater emphasis on how capitalism, technological advances, or demographic developments condition such negative features, and some theorists argue that mass society produces a propensity to totalitarianism. Discussions of mass society culminated in the early and mid-twentieth century.
SprogEngelsk
TitelThe Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory
RedaktørerBryan S. Turner, Chang Kyung-Sup, Cynthia F. Epstein, Peter Kivisto, J. Michael Ryan, William Outhwaite
Antal sider2
Udgivelses stedChichester
ForlagWiley-Blackwell
Dato4 dec. 2017
ISBN (Trykt)9781118430866
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781118430873
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 4 dec. 2017
NavnWiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences
Vol/bind1

Bibliografisk note

Epub ahead of print. Published online: 4. December 2017

Emneord

  • Frankfurt School
  • Riesman, David
  • Society

Citer dette

Borch, C. (2017). Mass Society. I B. S. Turner, C. Kyung-Sup, C. F. Epstein, P. Kivisto, . J. M. Ryan, & W. Outhwaite (red.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences, Bind. 1, DOI: 10.1002/9781118430873.est0698
Borch, Christian. / Mass Society. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. red. / Bryan S. Turner ; Chang Kyung-Sup ; Cynthia F. Epstein ; Peter Kivisto ; J. Michael Ryan ; William Outhwaite. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. (Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences, ???volume??? 1).
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The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. red. / Bryan S. Turner; Chang Kyung-Sup; Cynthia F. Epstein; Peter Kivisto; J. Michael Ryan; William Outhwaite. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

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Borch C. Mass Society. I Turner BS, Kyung-Sup C, Epstein CF, Kivisto P, Ryan JM, Outhwaite W, red., The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. 2017. (Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences, Bind 1). Tilgængelig fra, DOI: 10.1002/9781118430873.est0698