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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View all 3 comments. But very few social scientists would dare cite it to their colleagues.
In terms of ideas per page, it is a great value. The Dissolution of the Sting. On rare occasions in this monumental book the writing gets slow or old- 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.
Refresh and try again. Discipline and the Sting of Command. In zijn latere, prachtige essay “Das Beruf des Dichters” in de prachtbundel: Zelfs de kleren waarborgen niet genoeg veiligheid; hoe gemakkelijk zijn ze niet te verscheuren, hoe gemakkelijk is het niet om tot het naakte, weerloze vlees van de aangevallene door te dringen. I found dazzling new insights and alternative takes on subjects I thought I had settled my mind about long ago.
The author leads the reader through the maze of human thought using detailed reports of the behavior of primitive cultures, well documented It had a large impact and I’ve been thinking about it quite a bit lately Mar 18, Mark Johnson rated it it was amazing.
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. 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.
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. Uses many anthropoligical examples, although some links are more tenuous than others. May 23, Ana rated it did not like it Shelves: Maar tegelijk laat dit boek ons honderden bladzijden verbijsterd genieten van een voortdurend volkomen originele en oorspronkelijke geest: It is a phenomenology not a sociological study.
Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti
The most blatant tyranny is the one which asks the most blatant questions. Goes deeper and wider than Hoffer’s “True Believer. 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. 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.
Jul 24, Ryan rated it it was amazing.
There is no introduction and the structure of the book is very loosely held together. 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. Armed with a lifetime of reading in anthropology, psychology, political science and rhetoric–and equipped with a life powef totalitarian governments, two world wars and knowledge of numerous pwoer weaves together stories of ancient and all-but forgotten cultures to me, at least i The best insights can sometimes come from meandering pathways.
Crowds and Power
On the Psychology of Eating. The Escape of Josephus.
Born in Bulgaria in and educated in Vienna and Britain, Canetti was unmatched in his understanding of the passions, and the delusions, of crowds.
Of om dat op zijn minst canettl proberen. This work remains important for the insights it provided into the Eastern European upheaval which can be understood within the framework Canetti puts forth.
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 person 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.
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Some are obvious once stated: Niet voor niets gaat het boek na de laatst geciteerde woorden verder met een nieuw hoofdstuk getiteld “De metamorfose” die Verwandlung. Cnetti dat, suggereert Canetti met nog meer van die denderend suggestieve Canetti-zinnen, verklaart de verlokking van de massa: For example, the Marching Forest of the Army in Germany, a symbol of pan-Germanic strength and unity created by Bismarck qnd fatally disgraced by the Treaty of Versailles.
The Transmutation of Packs.
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. Niet alleen vijanden, maar ook vrienden crowdss mensen uit het eigen volk. Most are institutionalised, or ‘closed’, crowds, the primary issue of which is to prevent them becoming anything like a mob, which is ‘open’.
Congregants must be united but not excited enough to press for too rapid expansion nor irritated enough by its demands to provoke departure. Jan 21, Chris rated it really liked it. Ik ben volkomen flabbergasted, euforisch en overdonderd.
Nel commercio le merci vengono prese e lasciate, afferrate e consegnate. De crlwds zinnen van het boek luiden bijvoorbeeld: It reads like a series of essays by Montaigne but all directed oower the phenomenon of human organisation.