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ERIC Number: EJ890377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 127
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
The Madding Crowd Goes to School: Myths about Crowds in Introductory Sociology Textbooks
Schweingruber, David; Wohlstein, Ronald T.
Teaching Sociology, v33 n2 p136-153 Apr 2005
The authors examined the crowd sections of 20 introduction to sociology textbooks, coding them for the presence of seven crowds myths--claims about crowds that have no empirical support and have been rejected by scholars in the field. The number of myths per book ranges from five to one. The authors conclude by making suggestions for rewriting these chapters and for improving the book reviewing process. (Contains 1 table and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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