Crowds and Power [Elias Canetti, Carol Stewart] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Crowds and Power is a revolutionary work in which . 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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The style is often aphoristic, and many of its aphorisms are slaps in the reader’s face, prodding us gently with the message that it’s time to wake up.

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Wat dan een boek oplevert dat onuitputtelijk rijk is maar vooral onuitputtelijk verrassend en ongrijpbaar. Because this is what annoys me to no end about books and people in general, when they present their obviously biased and very subjective opinions as the absolute truth emitted by the other worldy authority that they believe they are.

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.

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Distribution and Increase Socialism and Production. Hij doet dat alles niet op de logisch-systematische wijze van de wetenschapper: Get to Know Us.

The War Pack The Command Flight and Sting. Volgens mij kun je niet volhouden dat Canetti in “Massa en Macht” de fenomenen “massa” en “macht” op wetenschappelijke wijze heeft geanalyseerd en ontleed.

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The Survivor in Primitive Belief. Some of the best stuff in it is about the perceptions of things as crowds: It had a large impact and I’ve been thinking about it quite a bit lately English Choose a language for canetri. No eBook available Macmillan Amazon. To me, this is mister Canetti presenting his elaborate, pretentious, shallow, completely unsupported by research theories about crowds in the most patronizing and infurating way I’ve This is utter bullsht, or rather I should say I wholeheartedly believe it to be so.


The best insights can sometimes come from meandering pathways. Its rambling, discursive flias is somewhat disorienting.

Masse und Macht is a book by Elias Canettidealing with the dynamics of crowds and “packs” and the question of how and why crowds obey power of rulers. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Seeing like a State: It forms where there was nothing before. Canetti draws a parallel between ruling and paranoia. 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 in order to draw implications for modern times.

It’s a grim picture and may even be an accurate one. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Apr 14, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Interesting view of the behavior of crowds and leaders and how they interact and grow. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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The author leads the reader through the maze of human thought using detailed reports of the behavior of primitive cultures, well documented There comes a moment when “all who belong to t Fouad Ajami: Ik heb door bijvoorbeeld kritische vragen te stellen of in discussies net wat behendiger te zijn kristallen van rancune in anderen achter gelaten. Ja, het is vreselijk maar het is waar: There is something in Canetti’s typology that is akin to Raul Hilberg’s Holocaust-studies classification of hundreds of millions of Europeans as either perpetrators, victims, or not entirely innocent bystanders – for Canetti seems to see human history as a sort of continuous political holocaust, a repetitive nightmare of power relations from which we cannot awake.


The only “free” man who avoids the “sting” built into every command and its acceptance or rejection is the man who altogether evades situations in which commands are given and responded to.

It reads like a series of essays by Montaigne but all directed toward the phenomenon of human organisation.

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I found dazzling This is one of those philosophical works in which canetfi author reimagines the world through one of the lenses of a compound eye. For example, the Marching Forest of the Army in Germany, a symbol of pan-Germanic strength and unity created by Bismarck was fatally disgraced by the Treaty of Versailles.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Uses many anthropoligical examples, although some links are powdr tenuous than others. Men mag het niet toestaan meer dan de huid te schrammen. En zo tot een monument wordt voor een wijze van denken die aan de rigiditeit van macht en bevel ontsnapt. Unlike much non-fiction writing, it is highly poetic and seething with anger.

Of, in Canetti’s hamerende woorden: It’s an excellent lens for life in Congregants must be united but not excited enough to press for too rapid expansion nor irritated enough by its demands to provoke departure.

Goes deeper and wider than Hoffer’s “True Believer. His discussion of National Crowd Symbols is presented almost as an aside but is particularly thought-provoking.