“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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Van Elias Canetti Nobelprijs heb ik het nodige gelezen, en vooral “Het Martyrium” vond ik echt geweldig. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

This is one of those philosophical works in which the author reimagines the world through one of the lenses of a compound eye. May 23, Ana rated it did not like it Shelves: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

The power motive David G. Maar echt exceptioneel imponerend vond ik het hoofdstuk “De overlevende”, waarin Canetti ons via diverse mythische, exotische en historische verhalen confronteert met een genadeloze hypothese: Feb 02, Rich rated it it was amazing.

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Temporary Formations among the Aranda. Some are obvious once stated: It’s an excellent lens for life in This is a dense, magisterial work I hope I 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. Dit boek geeft ongehoord originele en inspirerende inzichten in de fenomenen massa en macht, en de inzichten in macht en bevel zijn naar mijn smaak zelfs snijdend en verontrustend.


Maar tegelijk laat dit boek ons honderden bladzijden verbijsterd genieten van een voortdurend volkomen originele en oorspronkelijke geest: En daarvoor schreef hij: Most are institutionalised, or ‘closed’, crowds, the primary issue of which is to prevent them becoming anything like a mob, which is ‘open’. Elias Canetti was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in Staff’ that were common in the mainstream academic discussion of the day. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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 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 to buttress those concepts.

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Opzwepende en inspirerende woorden, vind ik. It’s analysis covers the gambit from wild primates to suburbanites. Maar Canetti lezen is voor mij wel een manier om de scherpe kantjes daarvan wat minder scherp te maken. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Canetti ne fait pas exception.


Personal freedom ad largely in having a defense against questions. 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.

To me, this is mister Canetti presenting eliias 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.

Crowds and Power

Canetti is a genius. His eoias of National Crowd Symbols is presented almost as an aside but is particularly thought-provoking. The crowd, depending on its type, of which there are several, has an implicit crowd-mind, not dissimilar perhaps from the hive-mind of bees or ten-year old girls.

The Rising Throne of the Emperor of Byzantium. De eerste zinnen van het boek luiden bijvoorbeeld: Jun 29, Brett Green rated it liked it Shelves: