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 evident when Canetti cannot avoid referring to Freud’s Schreber case, but resorts to destructive power of crowds has never been explained; he fails to mention.

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Furthermore, Canetti believes that these packs are equivalent to our modern masses, except for the difference that masses strive to crowxs while packs do not generally strive for numeric growth. Maar echt exceptioneel imponerend vond ik het hoofdstuk “De overlevende”, waarin Canetti ons via diverse mythische, exotische en historische powdr confronteert met een genadeloze hypothese: Feb 06, Dan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Adorno goes on to talk about the widening fear that with the rise canegti consumerism of all forms, the growing population will shorten the time-span of humankind on earth.

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

This site uses cookies. Notify me of new comments via email. View all 27 comments. The book is admirable for its erudition and scope, ranging through history, anthropology, mythology, psychology, politics, biology, and more to give us insight into the human condition.

The power motive David G. Only a few of his crowds could be termed mobs.


A book written with an individual, literary sense of research power backed up by a litany of references from ancient times to the s crowdthis book is a paradox of prophesy and outdatedness that strikes a chord due to Canetti’s excellent writing. Christianity is a ‘crowd of lament’ for a slain god, and thus powef in a line that stretches from the Babylonian cult of Tammuz to the various mysticisms of the Australian aborigines.

Wat voor de Bosjesman geen fantasie is, maar realiteit: The Escape of Josephus. En dat juist de grotesk uitvergrote waanbeelden van geesteszieken ons veel pwoer leren over de pre-logische aspecten van onze waanzinnige wereld. Crazy crazy book that covers such an amazing range of the topics.

The insights in this book are raw, to the point, and so far, are the most accurate and imaginative descriptions of the deepest and most embedded motives and behaviors of humankind. Ergo, il piacere psicologico del commercio deriva dai tempi in cui i nostri pelosi antenati volteggiavano di ramo in ramo.

Crowds and Power

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.

Breathtaking in its range and erudition, it crosds Shiite festivals and the English Civil war, the finger exercises of monkeys and the effects of inflation powre Weimar Germany Ik heb door bijvoorbeeld kritische vragen te stellen of in discussies net wat behendiger te zijn kristallen van rancune in anderen achter gelaten.

Discipline and the Sting of Command. Parliamentary crowds are only possible because the losers in democratic election are not killed or physically harmed.

I’d liken it to somebody describing in great detail the mating habits of deep sea creatures after having only heard faint second-hand stories about them. Uses many anthropoligical examples, although some links are more tenuous than others. Canetti ne fait pas exception. A long-term dipping-into book. Islam, he believes, is inherently a religion of continuous warfare as indicated by selections from the Quran.


His definition of crodws ‘increase crowd’ which is crystallised around an associated ‘increase pack’ is not an irrelevant way to view modern corporate organisations.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Interesting view of the behavior of crowds and leaders and how they interact and grow. Maar ik hoop dat ik althans iets over weet te brengen van zijn werkelijk genadeloze boodschap. The first three packs are all elements of archaic survival and no longer apply to the modern world we no longer have to hunt, we no longer have to ritualize each death. 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.

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Maar zijn essayistische hoofdwerk “Massa en Macht” las ik nu pas. May 23, Ana rated it did not like it Shelves: Property is the imperative for humans to reproduce, as it supplies more bodies for the culture industry to appeal to.

Zowel de onschuldige aanraking als de gevaarlijke aanval ligt erin besloten, en iets van het laatste klinkt in het eerste altijd door”. De minder beschaafde leiders hebben nu veel meer mogelijkheden om daadwerkelijk miljoenen te vermoorden en als enige te overleven.

Maar hij geeft wel enorm pregnante invalshoeken op die beide fenomenen, die je nergens anders vindt.