(noun) A group of people focused on a shared action or goal.
Example: Protesters at a rally.
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- Plural: acting crowds
- Acting crowd along with casual crowd, conventional crowd, and expressive crowd are a few types of crowds that sociology studies as forms of collective behavior.
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- assembling perspective
- casual crowd
- collective behavior
- conventional crowd
- expressive crowd
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How to Cite the Definition of Acting Crowd
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “acting crowd.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 23, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/acting-crowd/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
acting crowd. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/acting-crowd/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “acting crowd.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 23, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/acting-crowd/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“acting crowd.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/acting-crowd/>.