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 Essays and criticism on Elias Canetti’s Crowds and Power – Critical Essays.

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Wat dan een boek oplevert dat onuitputtelijk elixs is maar vooral onuitputtelijk verrassend en ongrijpbaar. He relates that a lion on the prowl that reveals its presence to other animals by its roar has the effect of making them flee. Mar 13, Cynthia marked it as to-read Shelves: You could make sweeping statements like these without that much evidence and get away with it. Dec powe, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: The Fear of being Touched.

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

For example, Christianity, during the Medieval period, had many followers who thought they saw the Devil. Illustrati con ampi ampissim stralci di etologia — forse con sfumature enologiche – e antropologia, ma, francamente, a patto di non esser interessati alla vita particolareggiatamente descritta nei suoi momenti topici, di parecchi popoli primitivi e non ho detto selvaggi! Niet alleen vijanden, maar ook vrienden of mensen uit het eigen volk.

Contents The Fear of being Touched. In terms of ideas per page, it is a great value. This is an interesting hypothesis which has been articulated elsewhere but with neither discussion nor additional confirming material in Crowds and Power.

Hij sluit “Massa en Macht” af met de woorden: Niet voor niets gaat het boek na de laatst geciteerde woorden verder met een nieuw hoofdstuk getiteld “De metamorfose” die Verwandlung. Canetti’s final chapters on the use of power within crowds, to manipulate and lead them, are less satisfactory than his analysis of, as it were, naked crowd dynamics.


Dit is nog maar een flintertje van wat Canetti ons vertelt over macht en bevel, en ik kan geen recht doen aan zijn rijke en uit vele bronnen puttende essayistiek. Furthermore, Canetti believes that these packs are equivalent to our modern masses, except for the difference that masses strive to grow while packs do not generally strive for numeric growth.

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Growth, Equality, Density, and Direction; the way primitive man viewed crowds of animals and transferred them into himself; a method of interpreting crowd behavior in such entities as wlias and spermatozoids; the manner in which an individual accepts jostling and touching with congeries of others that overcomes his innate revulsion of physical contact with someone or something strange, tainted as the unknown is with stochastic canett – nevertheless I have found my interest waning entering the final stretch of the book.

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. It’s certainly worth reading, I only wish Canetti had provided an introduction to give us a clearer sense of what he specifically intended to achieve and why he chose to include and exclude what he did. Recommended on a blog by Charles Lemos, at [now defunct] bythefault.

Preview — Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti.

The Escape of Josephus. Epias 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.

Armed with a lifetime of reading in anthropology, psychology, political science and rhetoric–and equipped with a life traversing totalitarian governments, two world wars and knowledge of numerous languages–he weaves together stories of ancient and all-but forgotten cultures to me, at least in order to draw implications for modern times. Van Elias Canetti Nobelprijs heb ik het nodige gelezen, en vooral “Het Martyrium” vond ik echt powed. After establishing his basic crowd-typology, Canetti presents page after page of remarkable observations and conclusions about what makes each type behave as nad does.


Behalve genadeloos is Abd echter ook appellerend. Dat had eerder gemogen, want dit was echt een meesterwerk in de buitencategorie. En dat is misschien nog wel confronterender. It breaks the rate, as it were, in both creativity and literacy and so is ignored.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apr 25, Brad rated it it was amazing. Crowds and Power is also something like Dr Johnson’s dictionary. He died in in Zurich.

Ze ontmaskeren en ontwapenen daarmee ten dele de machthebber tegenover ons en in ons. Daarmee reageert hij uiteraard op de angstwekkende massa en macht- fenomenen die we leerden kennen in met name de Tweede Wereldoorlog, maar ook nog erna.

Crowds and Power

En zo tot een monument eliias voor een wijze van denken die aan de rigiditeit van macht en bevel ontsnapt. Men mag het niet toestaan meer dan de huid te snd. View all 3 comments. Feb 06, Dan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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.

Il trattato di Versailles ha tolto alla Germania l’esercito.