Soc 133 Lecture 8 - Soc 133 Lecture 8 Disaster/Crisis...

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Soc 133 Lecture 8 30/01/2008 18:07:00 Disaster/Crisis Behavior Processes of panics o Competitive crowds v. cooperative crowds Looting as a disaster response o Consensus crisis v. discensus crisis Riots as disaster behavior o Four phases of riots-Ralph Conant o Explanations Strain  Solidarity A crowd becomes panicked when some of its members move to flee  This movement threatens to break down those norms of reciprocity Threatening the social order of the crowd Breakdown internal restraints Crowd could restore order Instead of being punished as deviants  they’re starting to get an advantage on the rest  of the crowd Tends to release all of the crowd members from their moral obligations from  the crowd Cooperative norms are morally neutralized as more and more of the crowd realizes that  conventional reciprocities are no longer being observed Extent to which people compete are associated with the type of crisis
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Unformatted text preview: • Natural disasters consensus crisis • Survivors shed individualism and “we’re all in this together” o Citizenship and community is likely to develop after natural disasters ← ← looters are solitary thieves • done at night to avoid capture • strongly condemned by the community ← ← incident is perceived by a discontented community • proof of an injustice ← ← hostile keynoters are successful in swaying the crowd intoxicated, recruited new members along the way ← ← only towards the end of destruction that looting begins ← only after they heard about police brutality king for a day phase ← mostly characterized by a rampage violence against perceived enemies ← 30/01/2008 18:07:00 ← 30/01/2008 18:07:00 ←...
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  • Spring '08
  • Jepson
  • Sociology, theft, Conant, crowd Cooperative norms

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