Beyond Contagion


Crowds-related research: Riots

Ball, R., & Drury, J. (2012). Representing the riots: The (mis)use of figures to sustain ideological explanation. Radical Statistics, 106, 4-21.

Reicher, S. D. (1984). The St. Pauls' riot: An explanation of the limits of crowd action in terms of a social identity model. European Journal of Social Psychology14(1), 1-21. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2420140102 

Reicher, S. (1996). Social identity and social change: Rethinking the context of social psychology. In W. P. Robinson (Ed.), Social groups and identities: Developing the legacy of Henri Tajfel (pp. 317-336). London: Butterworth

Stott, C., & Drury, J. (2017). Contemporary understanding of riots: Classical crowd psychology, ideology and the social identity approachPublic Understanding of Science, 26(1), 2–14. doi:10.1177/0963662516639872 

Stott, C., Drury, J., & Reicher, S. (2017). On the role of a social identity analysis in articulating structure and collective action: The 2011 riots in Tottenham and Hackney. British Journal of Criminology, 57(4), 964-981. doi:10.1093/bjc/azw036 

Reicher, S., & Stott, C. (2011). Mad Mobs and Englishmen?: Myths and realities of the 2011 riots. Robinson.