(noun) “People who come together for a regularly scheduled event” (OpenStax College 2012).
Example: Spectators at a sporting event.
Audio Pronunciation: (con·ven·tion·al crowd)
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- Plural: conventional crowds
- Conventional crowd along with acting crowd, casual crowd, and expressive crowd are a few types of crowds that sociology studies as a forms of collective behavior.
- Borch, Christian. 2012. The Politics of Crowds: An Alternative History of Sociology. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Collins, Randall. 2008. Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
- Drury, John, and Clifford John T. Stott. 2013. Crowds in the 21st century: Perspectives from Contemporary Social Science. New York: Routledge.
- Easley, David, and Jon Kleinberg. 2010. Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Hughes, Helen MacGill. 1972. Crowd and Mass Behavior. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
- Sandine, Al. 2009. The Taming of the American Crowd: From Stamp Riots to Shopping Sprees. New York: Monthly Review Press.
- acting crowd
- assembling perspective
- casual crowd
- collective behavior
- conventional crowd
- expressive crowd
- social movement
OpenStax College. 2012. Collective Behavior. Connexions, June 4, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42979/1.2/).