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Definition of Crowd

(noun) A temporary collection of people in close proximity to each other, that interact and influence each other, while sharing immediate common interest or goal.

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  • “When we think of a crowd, many of us think of aggregates, . . . a collection of people who happen to be in the same place at the same time but who share little else in common. However, the presence of a relatively large number of people in the same location does not necessarily produce collective behavior” (Kendall 2011:659).

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Reference

Kendall, Diana. 2011. Sociology in Our Times. 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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Cite the Definition of Crowd

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “crowd.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/crowd/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

crowd. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/crowd/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “crowd.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/crowd/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“crowd.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/crowd/>.