“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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In dat hoofdstuk maar ook in eerdere en latere liet Canetti al doorschemeren dat metamorfose en gedaanteverandering het tegendeel zijn van wat een machthebber beoogt. It shows Canetti’s pet-peeves and prejudices as well as his erudition. He enjoys this and consequentially asks more and more questions; every answer he receives is an act of submission.

En het is het tegendeel van het bevel waarin ik de ander tot iets dwing of iets opleg.

Overstatements, stereotypes, all-too-tidy categories, and strained associations abound, yet the more one approaches the book as literature and less as a scientific treatise the more one can appreciate the insights throughout.

Secret Heart of the Clock. Apr 14, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found dazzling new insights and alternative takes on subjects I thought I had settled my mind about long ago.

It had a large impact and I’ve been thinking about it quite a bit lately The Attributes of the Crowd. An important book for better understanding oneself, religion, politics, sports fans, high school, and just about anything else. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The Memoirs of Elias Canetti: Die Canetti vervolgens met allerlei voorbeelden uit mythen en antropologische bronnen nog weer extra vorm en inhoud geeft, op meeslepende wijze.


Er moeten middelen en wegen worden gevonden om het grootste deel van de mens ervoor te vrijwaren. Canetti strips away the trappings ppwer civilization and depicts human beings as what nad, at base, are – animals.

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 eliss book, would be unhappy to learn that he’s now best known as Iris Murdoch’s one-time lover.

An important book for better understanding oneself, religion, politics, sports fans, high school, and ju More literary than scientific, Canetti’s anthropological investigation of crowd behavior will leave you looking both at human behavior and the natural world in new ways. A Study of the Popular Mind.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It’s a grim picture and may even be an accurate one.

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I found dazzling This is one of those philosophical works in which the author reimagines the world through one of the lenses of a compound eye. 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 canefti believe they are.

Ja, het is vreselijk maar het is waar: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. As always with Canetti, he’s perceptive, writes clear as a bell and is generally correct.


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This is a dense, magisterial work 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.

If one approaches this work from the perspective of deeply involved humanness, as literature, rather than austere science with cut and dried methodology, one may come away with a deeper, more comprehensive, and much more circumspect feeling and understanding for the human animal. No eBook available Macmillan Amazon.

Elk kind heeft meerdere bevelen moeten opvolgen, elke ondergeschikte heeft tientallen van zulke angels moeten oppotten in zijn lichaam. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The correct medical diagnosis of Schreber’s condition was that he suffered from “paranoid schizophrenia” accompanied by florid delusions of grandeur. Canetti draws a parallel between ruling and paranoia. Mar 13, Cynthia marked it as to-read Shelves: Account Options Sign in. Interesting view of the behavior of crowds and leaders and how they interact and grow.

But even here his insights are at least as provocative and stimulating as most organisational theorists today.

En toch bevat dit magnifieke boek volgens mij belangrijke en inspirerende suggesties om ons te wapenen tegen de macht van het bevel. Refresh and ellias again.