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“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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I found dazzling new insights and alternative takes on subjects I thought I had settled my mind about long ago. Excellent read in these days and times, though it got a little too detailed and dry. But very few social scientists would dare cite it to their colleagues. Maar ook, in meer gedomesticeerde vorm, van diverse veel beschaafde leiders nu. It’s analysis covers the gambit from wild primates to suburbanites. Non solo per i riferimenti, ma per tutta l’impostazione. Canetti illuminates his central point by setting intellectual bonfires in a circle around it.

Parliamentary crowds are only possible because the losers in democratic election are not killed or physically harmed. Jul 24, Ryan rated it it was amazing. Our instincts for safety in crowds, following a Big Man, jumping into heaps honest and living in packs are similar to what we see for other mammals, especially primates, on Animal Planet.

The book is very exotic in its language, its examples, its leaps of reason, and once you absorb them it changes your worldview. Unusual typologies and word-usages abound e. Macmillan- Psychology – pages. He died in in Zurich. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; th edition April 1, Language: And in my attempts to regard his legacy in contemporary studies, I am surprised to see a near-total absence.

Want Canetti’s invalshoek is ongehoord origineel: Canetti’s is not a totally straight-forward scholarly account of the psychology of crowd behavior, if that’s what you’re looking for; but more of a mythological anthropology of its undercurrents and symbols.


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It’s an excellent lens for life in The author leads the reader through the maze of human thought using detailed reports of the behavior of primitive cultures, well documented This is one of my favorite books ccanetti all time — perhaps even more so in recent years, with the West finally learning how to become a crowd once again.

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See all 27 reviews. Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti. Ja, ik hou van aand en bejubel veel boeken, maar dit boek is van zo’n zeldzame klasse dat ik mij eigenlijk totaal onmachtig voel om er ook maar iets over te zeggen.

The style is abstract, erudite, and anecdotal, which makes Crowds and Power the sort of work that awes some readers canetgi its profundity while irritating others with its elusiveness. The book is admirable for its erudition and scope, ranging through history, anthropology, mythology, psychology, politics, biology, and more to give us insight into the human condition.

Trivia About Crowds and Power. Maar Canetti lezen is voor mij wel een manier om de scherpe kantjes daarvan wat minder scherp te maken. Ctowds genadeloos is Canetti echter ook appellerend.

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Ik heb dus angels in mij door bevelen van anderen, anderen hebben angels in zich door bevelen van mij. Crazy crazy book that covers such an amazing range of the topics. Even though I did not understand this book entirely, it made a considerable change in my way of thinking and looking at matters concerning not only crowds and power, but also other human activities and behaviors.

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His definition of the ‘increase crowd’ which is crystallised around an associated ‘increase pack’ is not an irrelevant way to view modern corporate organisations. Nobel Prize per questo libro. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Canerti 14, Hadrian rated it really hy it Shelves: Want hij is ten eerste knokenhard over de gevaren van machthebbers, die hij vermoedelijk ook vermoed in democratisch gekozen machthebbers. Among other things, Canetti’s wife used to greet Murdoch with a smile when she turned up for their trysts and then make lunch for all of them afterwards; as you can see, a cult leader kind of personality.


His unit of analysis is the crowd, which may arise from something more primitive called a pack, but which takes on uniquely crowd-like characteristics and force. Open Preview See a Problem? What dark roads this mania led to, hardly comical, is left to the reader’s imagination. Amazon Xanetti Stream millions of songs.

To ask other readers questions about Crowds and Powerplease sign up. Aug 02, Noah rated it it was ok Shelves: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Elias Canetti’s Nobel Prize was awarded mainly on the basis of this, his masterwork of cgowds anthropology about la condition humaine on an overpopulated planet. The work concludes with a brief epilogue in which hope of escape from our almost biological thralldom to power might be based on our understanding the roots of our craven condition as they are diagnosed by the author.

Zijn angels moeten tot pluisjes croowds die men met een lichte beweging wegstrijkt”. En dat juist de grotesk uitvergrote waanbeelden van geesteszieken piwer veel kunnen leren over de pre-logische aspecten van onze waanzinnige wereld.