Crowds and Power is a revolutionary work in which Elias Canetti finds a new way of looking at human history and psychology. Breathtaking in its range and. CROWDS AND POWER by. ELIAS CANETTI. Translated from the German by. Carol Stewart. NEW YORK. THE VIKING PRESS. I Other Continuum books by Elias Canetti. Audo-da-Fe. The Tongue Set Free Crowds. 2. Power (Social sciences) I. Title. HMC

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And in my attempts to regard his legacy in contemporary studies, I am surprised to see a near-total absence. If you find the book, flip to the section called “Panic,” and you will be treated to a history of the modern world. Paperbackpages. It forms where there was nothing before. Mar 10, BlackOxford rated it really liked it Shelves: They have an emotional significance that is real the last night of the Proms comes to mind, as does the role of the Dijkgraaf in the political unity of Holland.

All are essentially based about d the tic of crowds of humans mainly and the power associated with them. The Resentment of the Dead. The rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons Slowness or the Remoteness of the Goal.

Mij vrijwaren voor het bevel van anderen gaat nooit helemaal lukken, en mijzelf afleren om macht uit te oefenen al helemaal niet. The insights in this book are raw, to the point, and so far, are the most accurate and imaginative d I read and re-read this book from front to back numerous times. A Record of a Visit Armed with a lifetime of reading in anthropology, psychology, political science and rhetoric–and equipped with a life traversing totalitarian governments, two world wars and knowledge of numerous languages–he weaves together stories of ancient and all-but forgotten cultures to me, at least i The best insights can sometimes come from meandering pathways.

De angst voor de inbreker geldt niet alleen zijn roofzuchtige bedoelingen, ze is ook een vrees voor zijn plotselinge, onverwachte greep uit het donker. If you’ve read Jared Diamond and are longing for something with a more European intellectual bent, a bit more philosophy, a lot more poetry, this is a good bet.


I found dazzling This is one of those philosophical works in which the author reimagines the world through one of the lenses of a compound eye.

Maar deze zinnen maken door de kracht van hun formulering wel de irrationele intensiteit van deze oerangst fraai voelbaar. The Rising Throne of the Emperor of Byzantium.

A book written with an individual, literary sense of research power backed up by a litany of references from ancient times to the s crowdthis book is a paradox of prophesy and outdatedness that strikes a chord due to Canetti’s excellent writing. If one approaches this work from the perspective of deeply involved humanness, as literature, rather than austere science with cut and dried methodology, one may come away with a deeper, more comprehensive, and much more circumspect feeling and understanding for the human animal.

May 04, John Eder rated it liked it. Wat dan een boek oplevert dat onuitputtelijk rijk is maar vooral onuitputtelijk verrassend en ongrijpbaar. Elias Canetti, the Nobel Prize-winning author of this book, would be unhappy to learn that he’s now best known as Iris Murdoch’s one-time lover. The crowd, depending on its type, of which there are several, has an implicit crowd-mind, not dissimilar perhaps from the hive-mind of bees or ten-year old girls.

Most are institutionalised, or ‘closed’, crowds, the primary issue of which is to prevent them becoming anything like a mob, which is ‘open’.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Relevant is in dit opzicht de dubbele betekenis van het Duitse woord angreifen. Refreshing because after almost six decades this inter-disciplinary work has never found a disciplinary home in the social sciences and consequently never has been turned into countless doctoral theses and academic articles.

This is a dense, magisterial work Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 17, Mayim de Vries rated it it was amazing. Distribution and Increase Socialism and Production. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dat had eerder gemogen, want dit was echt een meesterwerk in de buitencategorie.


Prototypical of an institutionalised canegti is religion. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

But it is fascinating and written in a cool, weird, semi-mystical, very individual voice. En dat is misschien nog wel confronterender.

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Quite intriguing to bizare The second half of this book is powerfully insightful. There is no logical progression, just a meandering through ideas loosely related to the themes of crowds and power. Hij doet dat alles niet op de logisch-systematische wijze van de wetenschapper: It was a threat not just to Clinton but to the essential conditions of elected government. Keep in mind crowdx 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.

Geweldige zinnen, naar mijn smaak. This is utter bullsht, or rather I should say I wholeheartedly believe it to be so.

Hij sluit “Massa en Macht” af met de woorden: Ze ontmaskeren en ontwapenen daarmee ten dele de machthebber tegenover ons en in ons. But this isn’t scientific analysis at all– it’s literature above all else, and should be read in that light. Men sluit zich in huizen op waarin niemand mag binnenkomen; slechts daarin voelt men zich ten dele veilig. Others are less apparent but of very practical historical import. Alle afstanden die de mensen om zich heen geschapen hebben, zijn door deze aanrakingsvrees ingegeven.

It remains therefore suggestive, if not inspirational. 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.

None the less, quite an inspiration. The best insights can sometimes come from meandering pathways.