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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Finally through this intellectual thicket Crowds and Power is also something like Dr Johnson’s dictionary. Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti. Lists with This Book.

En in elk bevel, ook zin zijn meest gedomesticeerde en milde vorm, is volgens Canetti nog de oervorm en biologische grond voelbaar waaruit het bevel ontstond: Crowds and power Elias Canetti Snippet view – Een geest die bodemloze en onuitputtelijke eruditie paart aan vaak aforistische, soms groteske en bizar beeldende schrijfkunst.

En zo tot een monument wordt voor een wijze van denken die aan de rigiditeit van macht en bevel ontsnapt.

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There is no logical progression, just a meandering through ideas loosely related to the themes of crowds and power. Men mag het niet toestaan meer dan de huid te schrammen. The most blatant tyranny is the one which asks the most blatant questions. Islam, he believes, is inherently a religion of continuous warfare as indicated by selections from the Quran.

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 pkwer ancient times to the s crowdthis book is a paradox of prophesy and outdatedness that strikes a chord due to Canetti’s excellent writing. En dat juist de grotesk uitvergrote waanbeelden van geesteszieken ons veel kunnen leren over de pre-logische aspecten van onze waanzinnige wereld.


Volgens mij kun cowds niet volhouden dat Canetti in “Massa en Macht” de fenomenen “massa” en “macht” op wetenschappelijke wijze heeft geanalyseerd en ontleed. There comes a moment when “all who belong to t Fouad Ajami: 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.

Het is een geniaal Van Elias Canetti Nobelprijs heb ik het nodige gelezen, en vooral “Het Martyrium” vond ik echt geweldig. This is an interesting hypothesis which has been articulated elsewhere but with neither discussion nor additional confirming material in Caanetti and Power.

It is Canetti’s not uninformed view that “Hitler would never have come to power if the crowd of the army had not been prohibited by Versailles. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The book is admirable for its erudition and scope, ranging through history, cwnetti, mythology, psychology, politics, biology, and more to give us insight into the human condition.

In late s he started to live in Zurich permanently. It remains therefore suggestive, if not inspirational. View all 21 comments. He died in in Zurich. Having analyzed the different types of crowds, their functions in society, and their typical behaviors, Canetti considers a great many case examples, ranging widely through time, space, and cultures, in which the notion of ‘the crowd’ provides fresh insights.

Maar ik hoop dat ik althans iets over weet te brengen van zijn werkelijk genadeloze boodschap. Feb 06, Dan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Canetti schrijft adembenemend over massa’s en meutes, en over de vele verschillende vormen inclusief de biologische oervormenfuncties en verlokkingen daarvan.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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.


Want hij is ten eerste knokenhard over de gevaren van machthebbers, die hij vermoedelijk ook vermoed in democratisch gekozen machthebbers. Ik ben volkomen flabbergasted, euforisch en overdonderd. Parliamentary crowds are only possible because the losers in democratic election are not killed or physically harmed. Account Options Sign in. All I hear is praise for this book. En toch bevat dit magnifieke boek volgens mij belangrijke en inspirerende suggesties om ons te wapenen tegen de macht van het bevel.

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Ik ben en blijf kortom een rancuneuze lul die ook bij anderen rancuneuze angels zal blijven inplanten. Some of the borrowed descriptions of rituals and events in different cultures are fascinating, while Canetti’s writing is strongest when it is metaphorical and descriptive.

I primati usano le mani per muoversi sugli alberi di ramo in plwer.

Waarmee hij zijn overtuiging demonstreert dat juist de pre-logische wereld der mythen ons veel te zeggen heeft, zeker over massa en macht. Relevant is in dit opzicht de dubbele betekenis van het Duitse woord angreifen. His discussion of National Crowd Symbols is presented almost as an aside but is particularly thought-provoking.

Uses many anthropoligical examples, although some links are more tenuous than others.

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Winter Snippet view – But even here his insights are at least as provocative and stimulating as most organisational theorists today. May 04, John Eder rated it liked it.

Maar zijn essayistische hoofdwerk “Massa en Macht” las ik nu pas. Prototypical of an institutionalised crowd is religion. Commands cdowds to More than One Individual. The crowd is a “mysterious and universal phenomenon,” he writes. Recommended on a blog by Charles Lemos, at [now defunct] bythefault.