Crowds and Power [Elias Canetti, Carol Stewart] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Crowds and Power is a revolutionary work in which . 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

He uses many neologisms–constructing, as he goes, a new language with which to view discourses on powerr. The obvious point of Crowds and Power is to escape from the tacit, largely unexamined presumptions and categories of social scientific thought. The chapter on power and violence should be a must read for every aspiring politician not to mention the ones already in office. Di perle simili il libro ne contiene tante. An croads 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.

Breathtaking in its range and erudition, it explores Shiite festivals and the English Civil war, the finger exercises of monkeys and the effects of inflation in Weimar Germany. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Elias Canetti’s Nobel Prize was awarded mainly on the basis of elis, his masterwork of philosophical anthropology about la condition humaine on an overpopulated planet.

Maar bovendien laat hij in spaarzame korte bijzinnen duidelijk merken dat iedereen te maken heeft met macht, zowel door bevelen uit te oefenen als bevelen te ondergaan.

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View all 3 comments. View crwds 21 comments. On rare occasions in this monumental book the writing gets slow or old-fashioned, but ‘Crowds and Power’ is still a well of information and ideas that resonates today as much as when it was published.


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There is something in Canetti’s typology that is akin to Raul Hilberg’s Holocaust-studies classification of hundreds of millions of Europeans as either perpetrators, victims, or not entirely innocent crowdss – for Canetti seems to see human history as a sort of continuous political holocaust, a repetitive nightmare of power relations from which we cannot awake.

No eBook available Macmillan Amazon. Behalve genadeloos is Canetti echter ook appellerend.

Canetti loves to say something brilliant but counterintuitive, and then leave the reader to figure out both why he said it and whether it’s really true. En in latere hoofdstukken maakt hij helaas maar al te aannemelijk dat paranoia en grootheidswaanzin structurele componenten zijn van elk leiderschap.

Zowel de onschuldige aanraking als de gevaarlijke aanval ligt erin besloten, en iets van het laatste klinkt in het eerste altijd door”.

Jun 29, Brett Green rated it liked it Shelves: The Tongue Set Free. Other editions – View all Crowds ellas power: Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti. Ranging from soccer crowds and political rallies to Bushmen and the pilgrimage to Mecca, Canetti exhaustively reviews the way crowds form, develop, and dissolve, using this taxonomy of mass movement as a key to the dynamics of social life.

Feb 06, Dan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Ships from and sold by Amazon. In this study of the interplay of crowds, Canetti offers one of the most profound and startling portraits of the human condition. Dit boek geeft ongehoord originele en inspirerende inzichten in de fenomenen massa en macht, en de inzichten in macht en cxnetti zijn naar mijn smaak zelfs snijdend en verontrustend. In this study of the interplay of crowds, Canetti offers one of the most p Crowds and Power is a revolutionary work in which Elias Canetti finds a new way of looking at human history and psychology.


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The Resentment of the Dead. I’d liken it to somebody describing in great detail the mating habits of deep sea creatures after having only heard faint second-hand stories about them. Maar ik hoop dat ik althans iets over weet te brengen van zijn werkelijk genadeloze boodschap.

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eliad Het is een geniaal en ongelofelijk origineel essay van ruim bladzijden, in twaalf briljante essayistische hoofdstukken waarin elke paragraaf ook weer een parel is van essayistische eigenzinnige schrijfkunst. I thought this was amazing.

Ja, het is vreselijk maar het is waar: An important book for better understanding oneself, religion, politics, sports fans, high school, and just about anything else. To me, this is mister Canetti presenting his elaborate, pretentious, shallow, completely unsupported by research theories pkwer crowds in the most patronizing and infurating way I’ve seen in a long time.

It feels epic because of the multitudinous stories.

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Daarmee reageert hij uiteraard op de angstwekkende massa en macht- fenomenen die we leerden kennen in met name de Tweede Wereldoorlog, maar ook nog erna. One of Canetti’s principal explicatory methods is to describe custom and ritual amongst the modern remnant of hunting-gathering mankind – Australian aborigines and certain tribes of Southern Powe, for example – as well as using mystic religious ceremonial for il 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.

Canetti’s book is somewhat strange; it is also gripping and often uncannily accurate about the nature of power. The Command Flight and Sting.