Sociology 101 Chapter 17
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a fad that becomes an all-consuming passion for many people for a short period of time
a temporary gathering of people who share a common interest or participate in a particular event
(also called contemporary legends and modern legends) a type of rumor consisting of stories that supposedly happened
an unexpected even that causes widespread damage, destruction, distress, and loss
a highly emotional and disorderly crowd that uses force of violence against a specific target
a collective flight, typically irrational, from a real or perceived danger
a violent crowd that directs its hostility at a wide and shifting range of targets
an intense, fearful, and anxious reaction to a real or imagined threat by large numbers of people
a collection of people, not necessarily in direct contact with each other, who are interested in a particular issue
the spontaneous and unstructured behavior of a large number of people
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