%PDF-1.2 %���� If successful, emotions of solidarity transform into feelings of group membership, where a moral community is formed for the duration of the event (Kerney, 2018). 0000046120 00000 n 0000078634 00000 n Sometimes, people united against a social injustice will amass a group anger that overrides personal morals. A charismatic leader harnessing herd behavior might even motivate people to lose weight and eat healthier. When both of these elements are in place, the people in the group begin to change. 0000077249 00000 n PDF | On Oct 1, 2017, Pauwke Berkers and others published Just what is it that makes today's music festivals so appealing? 0000000651 00000 n Tickets. The English word games are: When I returned home to Omaha, Nebraska, I was hesitant to share what had happened with even my closest friends. 0000002792 00000 n In reviewing the existing research on collective effervescence, the article de-votes particular attention to Collins’s (2004) … Such an event then causes collective effervescence which excites individuals and serves to unify the group. Whether in the stands, or the beach, or even at schools and houses of worship -- for many, China's announcement of the COVID-19 outbreak on New Year's Eve turned out … I am certainly not suggesting that collective effervescence is the unique property of conservative white megachurches. The current research examines the hypothesis that collective effervescence – the sense of connection and meaning that comes from collective events – is … and concert attendance. 0000001791 00000 n To say the least, it is the joy and comfort we gain from sharing a common activity. Aside from grasping the phenomenological concept of collective effervescence, it is imperative to consider the many different factors necessary for there to be a collective effervescence. 0000001459 00000 n The phenomenon is on full display in football stadiums and rock concerts. 0000002563 00000 n 189 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 191 /H [ 727 754 ] /L 320036 /E 78865 /N 58 /T 316137 >> endobj xref 189 15 0000000016 00000 n This means we can create that uplift more easily than we might think. We became a group that wanted to see one thing happen. Such an event then causes collective effervescence which excites individuals and serves to unify the group Durkheim was concerned primarily with how societies could maintain their integrity and coherence in the modern era. One of the most moving examples I watched of collective effervescence was also one of the most sobering. Instead, people get lost in the music and the crowd, singing and dancing along to their favourite songs in sync with hundreds or thousands of people. Successful IRs generate emotional energy (EE)—high levels of confidence, enthusiasm, and initiative; failed IRs reduce EE. We were no longer there as individuals with different ideas. I just think it’s super cool. reduces anxiety) Research Question The ubiquitous presence of “collective effervescence” in these concert settings made it clear to me that I wanted to focus my further research around the following qu estion: How do individuals experience and interpret collective effervescence in concert atmospheres? However, we do know that music can induce feelings of happiness, reflection, and sadness. A group personality might sway a person to change his life for the better by giving up drugs or motivate the person to work toward social change by donating money to a charity or physically working for a charity. At a concert, surrounded by loud music that shakes the floor, few people stand around thinking about all their overhanging responsibilities. Durkheim coined the term ‘collective effervescence’ to indicate how communal gatherings intensify, electrify and enlarge religious experience. 0000001481 00000 n Durkheim was concerned primarily with how societies could maintain their integrity and coherence in the modern era. 0000077014 00000 n According to Durkheim, a community or society may at times come together and simultaneously communicate the same thought and participate in the same action. Collective Effervescence and the Election By Myron Strong. 0000076833 00000 n Collective effervescence is the basis for Émile Durkheim's theory of religion as laid out in his 1912 volume Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Collective Effervescence was first introduced by Emile Durkheim in his book ‘Elementary Forms of Religious life.’ He used the phrase to describe the inner experience that can occur during religious events. Collective effervescence refers to moments in societal life when the group of individuals that makes up a society comes together in order to perform a religious ritual. Cults often use the strength of collective effervescence to build the bound among members and even to cultivate new members. 0000076295 00000 n Hey guys! and concert attendance. In reviewing the existing research on collective effervescence, the article de-votes particular attention to Collins’s (2004) … There are two completely different sides to this phenomenon. In these events you want to surround yourself with people with a compatible state of mind. 0000000727 00000 n So I watched the VMAs on Sunday and mostly everyone I knew was watching just for Beyoncé. At that moment, many people across the world expressed a sense of relief as well as a physical and emotional weight being lifted. Many invoke mystical language to describe the sensation of being absorbed into a collective mass of thousands of ecstatic dancers moving in tandem to the music: “The common enjoyment of a musical performance can create a feeling of oneness with others [like those] experienced through meditation/spiritual practices.” Collective effervescence is an amplified, excited reaction made possible when a group of people experience something emotional together. Entering 2020, word that Team Russia had been banned from the upcoming Olympic Games over its state-sponsored doping program raised concerns about whether the country would -- or should -- be allowed to host matches for the European soccer championships scheduled for the summer. First, the group of people needs to be focused collectively on a single idea or outcome. Second, a motivating force, such as a charismatic speaker, a social injustice, or even a sporting event needs to be the catalyst to bind the participants. 0000001639 00000 n The English word games are: When I returned home to Omaha, Nebraska, I was hesitant to share what had happened with even my closest friends.