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MOBILE VULGUS

How do people group together? And what are the methods of containment used
in order to regulate the "vulgar mob"? These are just two of the questions
elicited by Christian Nold in MOBILE VULGUS. Looking at the tactics used by
state forces, in particular , non-lethal weapons and associated training
regimes, he traces the move toward total policing. As such methods have
developed, so on the other side protest tactics have evolved in order to
counteract them. Positioning itself within the counter-tendencies the book
then develops its own methodologies of action. Once aligned under a common
desire this project reveals the potential force a crowd of people hold when
they act as a cohesive whole. At once a textual treatise, a visual manual
and an audio tool, MOBILE VULGUS has developed out of in-depth research,
alongside test situations in Bristol and London.

The website www.mobilevulgus.com contains the full book as a downloadable
PDF as well as complete mp3 tracks of the accompanying audio CD.

MOBILE VULGUS is published by Book Works
128 pages, printed offset, with an audio CD, 170x155mm
ISBN 1870699564, price 7.50

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