“Direction is essential for the continuing existence of the crowd A crowd exists so long as it has an unattained goal.”. CROWDS AND POWER by. ELIAS CANETTI. Translated from the German by. Carol Stewart. NEW YORK. THE VIKING PRESS. I Canetti, Elias, Crowds and power. Translation of: Masse Und Macht. Reprint Originally published: New York: Seabury Press, Bibliography: p.

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Crowds and Power

The style is abstract, erudite, and anecdotal, which makes Crowds and Power the sort of work that awes some readers with its profundity while irritating others with its elusiveness. Keep in mind that Canetti was writing in the structuralist heyday of the late ’50s and early ’60s– this was a time when Marshall McLuhan was doing his thing with media, and when the name of Freud still held a mighty sway over psychology.

This work remains important for the insights it provided into the Eastern European upheaval which can be understood within the framework Canetti puts forth. Crowds and power Elias Canetti Snippet view – Zelfs de kleren waarborgen niet genoeg veiligheid; hoe gemakkelijk zijn ze niet te verscheuren, hoe gemakkelijk is het niet om tot het naakte, weerloze vlees van de aangevallene door te dringen.

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I primati usano le mani per muoversi sugli alberi di ramo in ramo. Overstatements, stereotypes, all-too-tidy categories, and strained associations abound, yet the more one approaches the book as literature and hy as a scientific treatise the more one can appreciate the insights throughout.


A Record of a Visit It reads like a series of essays by Montaigne but all canftti toward the phenomenon of human organisation. If you are a seller for this product, ekias you like to suggest updates through seller support? Goes deeper and wider than Hoffer’s “True Believer. Contrariamente a quanto ho finora borbottato, il decadimento del Premio Nobel arriva da lontano. Waar een normaal non-fictie boek ons poogt te overtuigen met argumentatie en logica, daar betovert Canetti ons met ongehoord originele essayistiek en met de enorme kracht van zijn metaforische beelden.

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I had heard that he was the prototype of the diabolical Julius King in A Fairly Honourable Defeatand I’d also read hy lurid accounts of their affair. An important book for better understanding oneself, religion, politics, sports fans, high school, and ju More literary than scientific, Canetti’s anthropological investigation of crowd behavior will leave you looking both at human behavior and the natural world in new ways.

May 23, Ana rated it did not like it Shelves: Canetti strips away the trappings of civilization and depicts human beings as what we, at base, are – animals. Mar 13, Cynthia marked it as to-read Shelves: The book is very exotic in its language, its examples, its leaps of reason, and once you absorb them it changes your worldview.

The book is admirable for its erudition and scope, ranging through history, anthropology, mythology, psychology, politics, biology, and more to give All I hear is praise for this book.

De eerste zinnen van het boek luiden bijvoorbeeld: Unusual typologies and word-usages abound e. The style is often aphoristic, and many of its aphorisms are slaps in the reader’s face, prodding us gently with the message that it’s time to wake up.


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But this isn’t scientific analysis at all– it’s literature above all else, and should be read in that light. No eBook available Macmillan Amazon.

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To ask other readers questions about Crowds and Powerplease sign up. Only a few of his crowds could be termed mobs. En toch vallen de namen Hitler en Stalin maar heel sporadisch. Given its date of publicationCrowds and Power is a rather sophisticated appreciation of organisation compared with the puerile discussions of such topics as ‘Authority Structure’ and ‘Line vs.

None the less, quite an inspiration. Apr 14, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: He summarizes his equations by his closing comments on the case of Daniel Paul Schreber. This is a truly fascinating and perspective-altering examination of the phenomenon of crowds, and the power formations out of which various crowd configurations evolved, developed from a literary-mythological-psychological perspective.

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