Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness of Crowds,

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Aug. 7, 2016
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 14:19:00 | 2015 | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B012I5DRY0 | 393 MB
Genre: History, Sociology

Why do otherwise intelligent individuals form seething masses of idiocy when they engage in collective action? Why do financially sensible people jump lemming-like into hare-brained speculative frenzies - only to jump broker-like out of windows when their fantasies dissolve? We may think that the Great Crash of 1929, junk bonds of the '80s, and over-valued high-tech stocks of the '90s are peculiarly 20th century aberrations, but Mackay's classic - first published in 1841 - shows that the madness and confusion of crowds knows no limits, and has no temporal bounds. These are extraordinarily illuminating, and, unfortunately, entertaining tales of chicanery, greed and naiveté. Essential for any student of human nature or the transmission of ideas.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Martino Fine Books | August 18, 2009 | ISBN-10: 157898808X | 398 pages | PDF | 3.23 mb

Why do otherwise intelligent individuals form seething masses of idiocy when they engage in collective action? Why do financially sensible people jump lemming-like into hare-brained speculative frenzies–only to jump broker-like out of windows when their fantasies dissolve? We may think that the Great Crash of 1929, junk bonds of the '80s, and over-valued high-tech stocks of the '90s are peculiarly 20th century aberrations, but Mackay's classic–first published in 1841–shows that the madness and confusion of crowds knows no limits, and has no temporal bounds. These are extraordinarily illuminating,and, unfortunately, entertaining tales of chicanery, greed and naivete. Essential reading for any student of human nature or the transmission of ideas.

Popular Music and the Myths of Madness  

Posted by interes at July 18, 2015
Popular Music and the Myths of Madness

Popular Music and the Myths of Madness by Nicola Spelman
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1409418316 | 194 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB

Markets, Mobs, and Mayhem: A Modern Look at the Madness of Crowds  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at June 8, 2007
Markets, Mobs, and Mayhem: A Modern Look at the Madness of Crowds

Markets, Mobs, and Mayhem: A Modern Look at the Madness of Crowds by Robert Menschel (Author)
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 30, 2002) | ISBN-10: 0471233277 | PDF | 5,2 Mb | 224 pages

Fear epidemics have plagued people for centuries, and in the past year Americans have weathered anthrax scares, fears of the end of good economic times and fears of terrorism. In his new book, Markets, Mobs & Mayhem: A Modern Look at the Madness of Crowds, Robert Menschel, senior director of the Goldman Sachs Group, shows that, logically, it's "easy to counter" these fear epidemics, yet these epidemics and crowd behavior are often extremely powerful forces that can cause rational people to think and act irrationally.
Saying It With Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema

Saying It With Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema by Katherine Spring
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0199842213, 0199842221 | 256 pages | PDF | 3,2 MB
The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy

Murray Bookchin, Ursula K. Le Guin, "The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy"
ISBN: 1781685800, 1781685819 | 2015 | EPUB | 220 pages | 2 MB

Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology  

Posted by AlenMiler at Sept. 25, 2014
Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology

Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology by Sara Schechner
Princeton University Press | September 27, 1999 | English | ISBN: 0691009252 | 384 pages | PDF | 69 MB

In a lively investigation into the boundaries between popular culture and early-modern science, Sara Schechner presents a case study that challenges the view that rationalism was at odds with popular belief in the development of scientific theories.
Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism [Repost]

Robert DeCaroli - Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism
Published: 2004-09-30 | ISBN: 0195168380 | PDF | 240 pages | 3 MB
Planet Hong Kong, 2nd edition: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

Planet Hong Kong, 2nd edition: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment By David Bordwell
2011 | 292 Pages | ISBN: 0983244014 | PDF | 11 MB
Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism (repost)

Robert DeCaroli, "Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism"
English | 2004-09-30 | ISBN: 0195168380 | 240 pages | PDF | 2,7 MB

Early European histories of India frequently reflected colonialist agendas. The idea that Indian society had declined from an earlier Golden Age helped justify the colonial presence. It was said, for example, that modern Buddhism had fallen away from its original identity as a purely rational philosophy that arose in the mythical 5th-century BCE Golden Age unsullied by the religious and cultural practices that surrounded it. In this book Robert DeCaroli seeks to place the formation of Buddhism in its appropriate social and political contexts.