Critically analyze Gustave Le Bon’s 1895 theory of crowd behavior and discuss the usefulness of this approach where contemporary audience safety management is concerned.

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In the form of short essays, answer the following 3 questions:

Question 1 (900 words)

Reicher (2001) suggested ‘Crowds are the elephant man of social sciences’ (2). Critically analyze this statement. Consider what he might have meant by calling it the elephant man and how observers might engage with the term, ‘crowd’.

Question 2 (900 words)

Critically analyze Gustave Le Bon’s (1895) theory of crowd behavior and discuss the usefulness of this approach where contemporary audience safety management is concerned.

Question 3 (900 words)

Compare and contrast the long-term legacies of 2 high-profile sporting events.