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 Other Continuum books by Elias Canetti. Audo-da-Fe. The Tongue Set Free Crowds. 2. Power (Social sciences) I. Title. HMC

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De minder beschaafde leiders hebben nu veel meer mogelijkheden om daadwerkelijk miljoenen te vermoorden en als enige te overleven.

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Classification of Crowds according to Their Prevailing Emotion. De hand, tot klauw gevormd, wordt als symbool voor deze angst altijd weer gebruikt.

He goes on and on with his pointless classifications and anectodes about exotic, remote cultures and their barbaric ways, the style is tedious and hard to follow, I really couldn’t find any idea of value and stopped after skimming about a quorter of the way through, at the chapter where Islam is the religion of war and Christianity that of caneyti, but there was more to learn about the exact characteristics, mostly flaws of course, of several nations, including “the jews”.

Bovendien werkt hij in “Massa en macht” niet expliciet uit wat die middelen en wegen zijn om zich voor het bevel te vrijwaren. Maar ook dat die muren vervolgens weer enorm beklemmend zijn, omdat ze leiden tot isolatie en onverbondenheid.

En nog adembenemender schrijft hij over talloos verschillende vormen van macht, en over de crowxs oervormen van het bevel. Maar zijn essayistische hoofdwerk “Massa en Macht” las ik nu pas. His concerns are so human that the abstractions take root.

Even though I did not understand this book entirely, it made a considerable change in my way of thinking and looking at matters concerning not only crowds and power, but also other human activities and behaviors. Waar een normaal non-fictie boek ons poogt te overtuigen met argumentatie en logica, daar betovert Canetti ons met ongehoord originele essayistiek en met de enorme kracht van zijn metaforische beelden.

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The Rain Dances of the Pueblo Indians. Ik ben en blijf kortom een rancuneuze lul die ook bij anderen rancuneuze angels zal blijven inplanten.

There comes a moment when “all who belong to the crowd get rid of their difference and feel equal. Anderen hebben dat bij mij gedaan door soms net wat rapper of slimmer te zijn dan ik, en daarvoor stel ik mij dan schadeloos door later een keer rapper te zijn dan zij of door mij af te reageren op mijn vrouw of mijn vrienden. Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti. The End of the Survivor.

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Alle afstanden die de mensen om zich heen geschapen hebben, zijn door deze aanrakingsvrees ingegeven. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

For those contemplating reading, think Roland Barthe, Levi – Strauss, Eliade, Braudel’s annales school or later generation where the focus was more on “mentalities”and maybe a touch of Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale. 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 snd name of Freud still held a mighty sway over psychology.

A long-term dipping-into book. Islam as a Religion of War.

Het is een geniaal en ongelofelijk origineel essay van ruim bladzijden, in twaalf briljante essayistische hoofdstukken waarin elke paragraaf ook weer een parel is van essayistische eigenzinnige schrijfkunst.

The Power of Unmasking. Retrieved from ” https: En toch vallen de namen Hitler en Stalin maar heel sporadisch.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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 they believe they are.


I can’t begin to summarize; the book is its own footprint Met soortgelijke, even essayistische als eigenzinnig-indringende zinnen, maakt Canetti snel daarna al even voelbaar dat het noodzakelijk is om je te verschansen achter muren om deze angstwekkende aanraking door het onbekende te voorkomen.

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Presentiment and Transformation among the Bushmen. 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. Contrariamente a quanto ho finora borbottato, il decadimento del Premio Nobel arriva da lontano. I read and re-read this book from front to back numerous times. But it is fascinating and written in a cool, weird, semi-mystical, very individual voice.

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. 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. To me, this is mister Canetti presenting his 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.

En in latere hoofdstukken maakt hij helaas maar al te aannemelijk dat paranoia en grootheidswaanzin structurele componenten zijn van elk leiderschap. This is an interesting hypothesis which has been articulated elsewhere but with neither discussion nor additional confirming material in Crowds and Power.