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The Psychology  of Socialism

The Psychology of Socialism

Gustave Le Bon | Sociology
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SOCIALISM consists of a synthesis of beliefs, aspirations, and ideas of reform which appeals profoundly to the mind. Governments fear it, legislators manipulate it, nations behold in it the dawn of happier destinies.This book is devoted to the study of Socialism. In it will be found the...

The crowd

The crowd

Gustave Le Bon | Sociology
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His work on crowd psychology became important during the first half of the twentieth century when it was used by media researchers such as Hadley Cantril and Herbert Blumer to describe the reactions of subordinate groups to media. He also contributed to controversy about the nature of matter and...


The Psychology of Revolution

The Psychology of Revolution

Gustave Le Bon | Sociology
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Le Bon was one of the great popularizers of theories of the unconscious at a critical time during the formation of new theories of social action. Wilfred Trotter, a famous surgeon of University College Hospital, London, wrote similarly in his famous book Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War...

Resistance during the Holocaust

Resistance during the Holocaust

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum | Sociology
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This pamphlet explores examples of armed and unarmed resistance by Jews and other Holocaust victims. Many courageous acts of resistance were carried out in Nazi ghettos and camps and by partisan members of national and political resistance movements across German-occupied Europe. Many...

Eugenics and other evils

Eugenics and other evils

G. K. Chesterton. | Sociology
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G. K. Chesterton was an early critic of the philosophy of eugenics, expressing this opinion in his book, Eugenics and Other Evils. Its advocates regarded eugenics as a social philosophy for the improvement of human hereditary traits through various forms of intervention.Today it is widely regarded...


The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Max Weber | Sociology
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Weber's main intellectual concern was understanding the processes of rationalisation, secularization, and "disenchantment" that he associated with the rise of capitalism and modernity.[5] Weber argued that the most important difference among societies is not how people produce things but how...

Everyday life in the Warsaw Ghetto

Everyday life in the Warsaw Ghetto

Yad Vashem | Sociology
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This unique album was taken by a German Nazi who was empowered to go into the Ghetto and be a witness of the conditions the Jews had to endure before being sent to the extermination camps. A powerful number of pictures of people destined to death before they became aware of their doom.

Anarchism and other essays

Anarchism and other essays

Emma Goldman | Sociology
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Emma Goldman (June 27 [O.S. June 15] 1869 – May 14, 1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Born in Kovno...


A Book of Remarkable Criminals

A Book of Remarkable Criminals

H. B. Irving | Sociology
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The silent workings, and still more the explosions, of human passion which bring to light the darker elements of man's nature present to the philosophical observer considerations of intrinsic interest; while to the jurist, the study of human nature and human character with its infinite varieties...

Macho Love. Sex in a Latin Prison

Macho Love. Sex in a Latin Prison

Jacobo Schifter | Sociology
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Macho Love: Sex Behind Bars in Central America is the first in-depth study of sexual culture and AIDS in Latin prisons. Psychologists, social workers, criminologists, and AIDS specialists will discover how the interplay of sexual ideals, prostitution, manipulation, resistance, and power...