(noun) A large number of people in close proximity.
Example: Fans at a baseball game.
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- Plural: crowds
- Assembling perspective is a theory that contends crowds display collective behavior and individuals within the crowd are rational thinkers.
- Crowds are a form of collective behavior.
- The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931) was early sociological work examining crowd psychology.
- 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.
- Le Bon, Gustave. 1895. The crowd; a study of the popular-mind.
- Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library – Le Bon, Gustave. The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
- Project Gutenberg – The Crowd: Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le Bon
- Sandine, Al. 2009. The Taming of the American Crowd: From Stamp Riots to Shopping Sprees. New York: Monthly Review Press.