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يرى المؤلف أن الجماهير لا تعقل، فهي ترفض الأفكار أو تقبلها كلا واحداً، من دون أن تتحمل مناقشتها. ومايقوله لها الزعماء يغزو عقولها سريعاً فتتجه إلى أن تحوله حركة وعملاً، ومايوحي به إليها ترفعه إلى مصاف المثال ثم تندفع به، في صورة إرادية، إلى التضحية بالنفس. إنها لا تعرف غير العنف الحادّ شعوراً، فتعاطفها لا يلبث أن يصير عبادة، ولا تكاد تنفر من أمر ما حتى تسارع إلى كرهه.
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Paperback, الثالثة, 200 pages
Published 2011 by دار الساقي (first published 1895)
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Mario the lone bookwolf
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Forever highly dangerous instructions for the instrumentalization and manipulation of humans

As current as the problem is, so narrow-minded appear some of the author's remarks, which allows his subjective opinion to flow slowly into various passages, which is an unforgivable mistake for serious non-fiction. The mediated concept of history should be treated with caution since aspects such as the dynamics of the rise and fall of high cultures are indeed correctly explained.

However, other f
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May 舞
Sep 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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For some reason, this book seems to be quite popular in the Middle East as the go-to source when one wants to learn about the psychology of crowds; however, I found very little science and plenty of the author's personal opinions and observations -which have not been systematically studied nor confirmed- with a dash of racism, sexism, and elitism on the side (I guess that should be expected, given that The Crowd is quite out-dated).

That it is not to say that it is completely worthless; it's not
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Vilena
Extremely shrewd, ahead of its time, and simply brilliant. One of the strongest and most influential studies I’ve read. Don’t think I’ve ever highlighted a book so much. An unarguable classic in the field of crowd psychology - and for a good reason.
P.E.
Protean Crowds


This essay by polygraph Dr. Le Bon deals with the main psychological forces at play when it comes to the behaviour of crowds. Its main themes are: socio-cultural and hereditary determinisms in the history of civilizations, public opinion, faith, emotional contamination and inclination of individuals in crowds for extremes, intolerance, authoritarianism, indoctrination, elections, advertisement, revolutionary politics, revolutions, administrative centralization, statism.

Some ideas a
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Ensiform
Translator not named; with an introduction by Robert A. Nye (my thesis advisor).

There are two ways to approach this polemical rant. The first is as an historical product: it's a conservative response to the vagaries of the masses, which in LeBon's day were leading to the dangers of socialism, indifference, and decadence. The primitive crowd mentality was destroying civilization, as LeBon saw it, and this work is meant to address why, and offers insights on how the statesman can control crowds be
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Aliaq8
Mar 06, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Zzzzzzz

Its a study, which is a bit dated and repetitive. There are much better and Updated studies than this.

a couple paragraphs that i disliked:
“It will be remarked that among the special characteristics of crowds there are several…which are almost always observed in beings belonging to inferior forms of evolution—in women, savages, and children, for instance.”

Tiberius, Ghengis Khan, and Napoleon were assuredly redoubtable tyrants, but from the depth of their graves Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Ma
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JakeR
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made me understand a lot about why crowds do the things they do. For example, why are there so many harmful comments on social media? It's because on social media, everybody's pretty invisible. There will be no immediate consequences to perhaps one of their insults among millions of others. Once everyone notices the power of becoming invisible, the only thing visible becomes the crowd.
Also in the books Homo Sapiens and Homo Deus, the author also explained that this kind of crowd psych
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Dominique Perregaux
This book is a must read to understand the past, current and future revolutions. Analyzing the psychology of crowds, Le Bon explains in details two fundamental elements that everybody should know and assimilate:

1) A crowd is a crowd. Whatever it is composed of idiots or savants, a crowd is an anonymous mass, a shapeless monster that brings to the surface the most basic, primal and violent instincts of its members. The impunity that being among others attribute is the basis of the danger of a cro
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James
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book enlightening, but frightening and immensely sad. There were a few times when I found it repetitious and boring, but overall, would recommend it to any thinking man (and of course woman)

The first part of the book is about crowds like mobs, and how people behave. I don't agree with everything but his central observation is that crowds are hypnotized by a leader and thus not as responsible for their actions.

The other part of the book that really caught my attention was the part a
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♥
read this for a class and i very much don't recommend! le bon's analysis is not only extremely antiquated, but also definitely bigoted, racist, misogynistic and, most of all, REEKS of classism. from the first page, all of my bells were ringing. like, overall, it's a very dubious "scientific" analysis on the psychology of the masses (which masses, le bon? which specific masses did you study and then generalize about? 19th century french ones?). it's a pity that crowd psychology, a branch of socia ...more
sara manente
the book that all the dictators apparently read
Andrea
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although it was written 1895, it applies also to our time! It was first published with the title of 'la psychologie des foules' I think this title fits better! People in crowds act like 'foules'. We are influenced by media, opinions, society, rules, etc! To be open and independent and to escape from the standards of society is not an easy task! The examples that refers the author are referred to France history! ...more
Greg
This is book is mainly a historical artifact. It is useful in understanding the intellectual history of social psychology. There are lots of sweeping generalizations unsubstantiated by data. It predates the use of survey research and is mainly philosophical speculation. There are some interesting tidbits of wisdom for politicians running for office on how to sway crowds.
Johanna
Aug 16, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Anti-religious, anti-capitalistic drivel. I was hoping for some logic and insight into the psychological motivations of the masses and got instead a heap of redundant and unfounded garbage. Don't waste your time on this book. ...more
Heydar Quliyev
Sep 13, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sexist and racist bullshit which is unfortunately still in demand.
Matthias
First published in 1895, this anti-populist sociological rant - ahem, essay - was ahead of its time, and predated many topics that much later became popular in social psychology, political science, and the behavioral sciences at large.

Some of Le Bon's brilliant intuitions:
- the increasing importance and power of the masses in an increasingly industrialized and democratic world
- individuals become less rational once they become part of a large group: increased susceptibility to imitation (anticip
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Minh Trang
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I don't like this book for a very simple reason: Out-of-date. The examples the author gave largely from Révolution française, which is no longer a great example for his theory.
Also, with the outbreak (should I use this word) of advanced technologies, exchanging information, concepts and even trends is everyday occurrence for people around the world. Thus, the psychology of crowds should be investigated with technology-involved interruptions.
I do not recommend this book for non-majored readers.
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YHC
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More than 100 years, this book still describes so perfectly crowd behaviors. despite of the criticism of disrespectful to women and kids, his ideas were still consider a very insightful observation. After all the era he lived in, women had not right for formal education and voting.
Looking at the nowadays social events, political incidents, we can see so easily humans are looking for saviors, let's say leader. Once they decide to follow, they will not think!



底下這位寫的筆記很好 我收藏自己可觀看!
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Thomas
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a solid read, Le Bon makes some great observations on the mind of the crowd, and it resonates just as strong today. A very important observation is that he uses the word {race} a lot, he is talking about culture not skin tone, and he discusses the French race and the Revolution extensively. I would love to read his observations of the crowd and the Internet, but after you read this I think you can extrapolate what he would have said. This is worth the time, check it out.
Sylvester
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology, politics
It's refreshing to read a social science book without having to endure the mindless claptrap the author tried to shove down our throats. The Crowd is a study of how groups behave, although mainly based on rationalization of the French Republic, it was quite a good (somewhat outdated) read. ...more
Costin Nitsoc
Firstly, it's incredible that this book was written some 120 years ago as it still makes perfect sense today and in a very ironic way, it describes perfectly what happened during the 20th century.

Without being an academic paper as it contains only Gustave Le Bon's suppositions, the book describes pretty accurately the crowd mentality and behavior.
In short, the crowds are just like one's unconscious, it is irrational, rather emotional, and with a primeval attitude. This was damn well demonstrated
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Scott Moore
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Should be called "sheep and how they graze" or "don't be a sheep". Good read. ...more
Jake
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant pioneering work of sociology. I have seen very few works that have carried on the torch of the field of crowd psychology. Worth a read for people interested in the classics of sociology
John
It is precisely crowds that cling the most tenaciously to traditional ideas and oppose their being changed with the most obstinacy. This is notably the case with the category of crowds constituting castes. I have already insisted upon the conservative spirit of crowds, and shown that the most violent rebellions merely end in a changing of words and terms. At the end of the last century, in the presence of destroyed churches, of priests expelled the country or guillotined, it might have been thou ...more
Charles Haywood
Jul 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For eighteen months, I have been infinitely puzzled that most responses to the Wuhan Plague have been irrational. Lack of rationality dominates the discourse and actions of the majority, from individuals to governments. This irrationality has innumerable manifestations, the most obvious being belief in plain fictions, recently the made-up threat of the new “Delta variant,” no doubt not the last in a very long list of fairy tales. The irrationality shows itself in many other ways, both secular on ...more
Gintarė Macenytė
Ideas in the book are certainly ahead of the author’s epoch. Such an interesting read in the context of a worldwide lockdown
Fındıkodunu
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my father's book. He died in 1996 so this book like as a gift from paradise to me. Thanks father. See u soon. ...more
Melissa Janda
I was interested in the book The Crowd; Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le Bon to gain an understanding of the psychology of crowds (doing a little research). What causes people to become acquiescent, and in many cases participate in the oppression of others?

Here are a couple of responses to that question Le Bon provided in his book:

“The crowd is always dominated by considerations of which it is unconscious—the disappearance of brain activity and the predominance of medullar activity—the lo
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Terri
This is a tiny book packed with a lot of information. I'll be honest, I'd need it to read it again and pay much more attention to really absorb all the wisdom it contains. But I did gain a deeper understanding of crowds and why they do what they do. Gustave looked at different types of crowds: heterogeneous crowds, juries, and my favourite - electoral crowds. I understood politics much better as a result of this book.

My favourite takeaways were:

In the collective mind the intellectual aptitudes
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Rosie
Quality of the writing: 5
Quality of the content/organisation/research: 4
Impact on my perspective: 2
Resonance: 2
Rereading potential: 5
Overall score: 3.5

The reason I read it: Researching mass movements for work. I came across this book by chance on Goodreads. 

Review: Published in the late nineteenth century, The Crowd is a work that helped give rise to the field of mass psychology. It is reported to have served as an inspiration for such figures as Freud, Mussolini, Roosevelt, and Hitler. In it, G
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A social psychologist, sociologist, and amateur physicist. He was the author of several works in which he expounded theories of national traits, racial superiority, herd behavior and crowd psychology.

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