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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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. Het is duidelijk, ik ga meteen meer lezen van hem! Want to Read saving…. Growth, Equality, Density, and Direction; the way primitive man viewed crowds of animals and transferred them into himself; a method of interpreting crowd behavior in such entities as bacilli and spermatozoids; the manner in which an individual accepts jostling and touching with congeries of others that overcomes his innate revulsion of physical contact with someone or something strange, tainted as the unknown is with stochastic death – nevertheless I have found my interest waning entering the final stretch of the book.
Distribution and Increase Socialism and Production. This is one of those philosophical works in which the author reimagines the world through one of the lenses of a compound eye.
Uses many anthropoligical examples, although some links are more tenuous than others. But this isn’t scientific analysis at all– it’s literature above all else, and should be read in that light. Finally through this intellectual thicket The chapter on power and violence should be a must read for every aspiring politician not to mention the ones already in office.
Nobel Prize per questo libro. No eBook available Macmillan Amazon. Temporary Formations among the Aranda. En toch vallen de namen Hitler en Stalin maar heel sporadisch.
May 23, Ana rated it did not like it Shelves: 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 particularly enjoyed Canetti’s discussion of symbols of the crowd, the psychology of teeth and digestion, the hero, and fame. Crowdx ook, in meer gedomesticeerde vorm, van diverse veel beschaafde leiders nu.
De minder beschaafde leiders hebben nu veel meer mogelijkheden canetit daadwerkelijk miljoenen te vermoorden en als croeds te overleven. An important book for better understanding oneself, religion, politics, sports fans, high school, and just about anything else.
Presentiment and Transformation among the Bushmen. 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.
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Though confusing at times–though his conclusions often require tremendous leaps of faith–and in spite of the hordes of implicit arguments the reader must tweeze from the haystack, the ppwer is quite profound. Quotes from Crowds and Power. The Rain Dances of the Pueblo Indians.
It’s good but I feel not as good as it should have been. The crowd is a “mysterious and universal phenomenon,” he writes. Elias brings in a whole range of topics such as panic, rhythm, crowds of people and their types, the dead, hunting packs, native Indians, religious wars, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Muharram, European nationalities, the destruction of the Xhosas, monkeys, epidemics, questions, c I thought this was amazing. The Transmutation of Packs.
Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti
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. I primati usano le mani per muoversi sugli alberi di ramo in ramo. Mar 13, Cynthia marked it as to-read Shelves: 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.
Men moet de moed hebben zich ertegen te verzetten en zijn heerschappij aan het wankelen te brengen. Staff’ that were common in the mainstream academic discussion of the day.
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Il trattato di Versailles ha tolto alla Germania l’esercito. One of the seminal books of the 20th century — a synthesis of anthropology, sociology, deep psychology, political science, and folklore as channeled by a brilliant Romanian Jew who witnessed the rise and fall of Hitler and Stalin.
Canetti is a genius. Of, in Canetti’s hamerende woorden: Want Canetti houdt zich in “Massa en Macht” aan geen enkele conventie, dus aan geen enkel bevel dat dicteert hoe een boek hoort te zijn. Jun 29, Brett Green rated it liked it Shelves: Men sluit zich in huizen op waarin niemand mag binnenkomen; slechts daarin voelt men zich ten dele veilig.
There comes a moment when “all who belong to the crowd get rid of their difference and feel equal. Non solo per i riferimenti, ma per tutta l’impostazione. Mi piace qui ricordare il passaggio in cui Canetti afferma che “le gocce d’acqua, nell’uomo, suscitano compassione”, ma soprattutto quello in cui, con gran sprezzo crowdds ridicolo, parlando dei ‘simboli delle nazioni’ ci informa che “l’inglese si snd comandante di nave, lo spagnolo matador “.
Feb 06, Dan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Mar 10, BlackOxford rated it really liked it Shelves: I hope Crpwds will reread this book after a few years with a more improved and developed mind, and will be able to grasp better the concepts explained by this Nobel winning author.
In terms of ideas per page, it is a great value. 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. 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 ;ower, and when the I’ll start by saying that I liked reading Crowds and Power, was deeply impressed by the concepts that Canetti develops and invokes, and entertained by the stories and myths he uses crowdx buttress those concepts.
Crowds and Power
I found dazzling This is canetti of those philosophical works in which the author reimagines the world through one of the lenses of a compound eye. There is no introduction and the structure of the book is very loosely held together. De angst voor de inbreker geldt niet alleen zijn roofzuchtige bedoelingen, ze is ook een vrees voor zijn plotselinge, onverwachte greep uit het donker.