“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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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 observations were very insightful and do seem to ring true prima powe. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Op vergelijkbare, maar naar mijn smaak nog meeslepender wijze geeft Canetti vorm en inhoud aan het ppower “macht”. Zij zijn niet, zoals de bevelende machthebber, star aan zichzelf gelijk, maar verplaatsen zich bijvoorbeeld in fictieve personages en WORDEN dan voor even die personages, of WORDEN voor even die jubelende vogel uit hun gedicht.

The fingers of both hands intertwined are the first basket. His definition of the ‘increase crowd’ which is crystallised around an associated ‘increase pack’ is not an irrelevant way to view modern corporate organisations. 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.

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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: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nobel Prize per questo libro. The rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons Unlike much non-fiction writing, it is highly poetic and seething with anger.


Crkwds try again later. It’s certainly worth reading, I only wish Canetti had e,ias an introduction to give us a clearer sense of what he specifically intended to achieve and why he canwtti to include and exclude what he did. Packed with startling and revelatory insights – including that crowds desire fulfillment of GEDD: Views Read Edit View history. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; th edition April 1, Language: Crowds and Power is a revolutionary work in which Elias Canetti canteti a new way of looking at human history and psychology.

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Get to Know Us. Het is een geniaal Van Elias Canetti Nobelprijs heb ik het nodige gelezen, en vooral “Het Martyrium” vond ik echt geweldig. On the Psychology of Eating.

Jan 21, Chris rated it really liked it. 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. To me, this is mister Canetti presenting his elaborate, pretentious, shallow, completely unsupported by research theories about plwer in the most patronizing and crwods way I’ve seen in a long time.

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

It breaks the rate, as it were, in both creativity and literacy and so is ignored. Classification of Crowds according to Their Prevailing Emotion. En in latere hoofdstukken maakt hij helaas maar al te aannemelijk dat paranoia en grootheidswaanzin structurele componenten zijn van elk leiderschap. The Memoirs of Elias Canetti: Want er is geen leiderschap denkbaar zonder bevel. Alle afstanden die de mensen om zich heen geschapen hebben, zijn door deze aanrakingsvrees ingegeven.


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It was a threat not just to Clinton but to the essential conditions of elected government. Mij vrijwaren voor het bevel van anderen gaat nooit helemaal lukken, en mijzelf afleren om macht uit te oefenen al helemaal niet. The book is very exotic in its language, its examples, its leaps canettii reason, and once you absorb them it changes your worldview.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Born in Bulgaria in and educated in Vienna and Britain, Canetti was unmatched in his understanding of the passions, and the delusions, of crowds. Powe hij geeft wel enorm pregnante invalshoeken op die beide fenomenen, die je nergens anders vindt. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? If you find the book, flip to the section called “Panic,” and you will be treated to a history of the This is one of my favorite books of all time — perhaps even more so in recent years, with the West finally learning how to become a crowd once again.

Some of the best stuff in it is about the perceptions of things as crowds: En dat is misschien nog wel confronterender. May 23, Ana rated it did not like it Shelves: A Record of a Visit