“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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Maar hij is ook genadeloos over u en mij. Want Canetti’s invalshoek is ongehoord origineel: Aug 02, Noah rated it it was ok Shelves: It is a phenomenology not a sociological study. E preciso che le due stelle sono per le pagine iniziali, le sole ben fatte e brillanti Massa chiusa,aperta,invisibili, masse aizzate, masse in fuga, fino alla classificazione delle mute, ci siamo, bravo Canetti.
Islam as a Religion of War. Canetti’s Survivor runs the gamut from the winner of a duel or contest through the warrior especially the warrior as a general or commander of troops through the ordinary king to the most paranoid canstti therefore bloodthirsty absolute ruler — undoubtedly the unsavory careers of Hitler and Stalin were prompting him in this typological direction.
Maar misschien geldt dat nog wel sterker voor de eigenzinnige en uiterst creatieve opzet van het boek als geheel. Crowds and Power is a revolutionary work in which Elias Canetti finds a new way of looking at human history and psychology. No eBook available Macmillan Amazon.
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If the success of the “talking cure” in psychiatry is taken as our model, then we’re still in for a long and gloomy night. 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.
Die Canetti vervolgens met allerlei voorbeelden uit mythen en antropologische bronnen nog weer extra vorm en inhoud geeft, op meeslepende wijze. I’ll keep this short since there are already many good reviews here.
Maar deze zinnen maken door de kracht van hun formulering wel de irrationele intensiteit van deze oerangst fraai voelbaar. He enjoys this and consequentially asks more and more questions; every answer he receives is an act of submission.
En toch vallen de namen Hitler en Stalin maar heel sporadisch. Ze ontmaskeren en ontwapenen daarmee ten dele de machthebber tegenover ons en in ons. Who knew that an apparently sociological treatise could be so creative, so enthralling, so literate? 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. Jul 17, Mayim de Vries rated it it was amazing.
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Xnd to Book Page. Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti. After establishing his basic crowd-typology, Canetti presents page after page of remarkable observations and conclusions about what makes each type behave as it does.
Jul 06, Andrew added it Shelves: 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 For those contemplating reading, think Roland Barthe, Levi – Strauss, Eliade, Braudel’s annales school or later generation where the focus was more on “mentalities”and maybe a touch of Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale. 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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Men sluit zich in huizen op waarin niemand mag binnenkomen; slechts daarin voelt men zich ten dele veilig. View all 3 comments. Recommended on a blog by Charles Lemos, at [now defunct] bythefault. Goes deeper and wider than Hoffer’s “True Believer. Open Preview See a Problem?
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And in my attempts to regard his legacy in contemporary studies, I am surprised to see a near-total absence.