(noun) A group of people focused on a shared action or goal.
Example: Protesters at a rally.
Audio Pronunciation: (act·ing crowd)
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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.
- 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.