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

Author: Nasar Kigakazahn
Country: Morocco
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Automotive
Published (Last): 5 August 2010
Pages: 42
PDF File Size: 2.28 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.76 Mb
ISBN: 256-3-64164-523-3
Downloads: 94461
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dogrel

Apr 25, Brad rated it it was amazing. Elias brings in a whole range of topics such as panic, rhythm, crowds of people and their types, the dead, hunting packs, native Indians, religious wars, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Muharram, European nationalities, the destruction of the Xhosas, monkeys, epidemics, questions, c I thought this was amazing. Nobel Prize per questo libro. Some of the best stuff in it is about the perceptions of things as crowds: En in elk bevel, crowd zin zijn meest gedomesticeerde en milde vorm, is volgens Canetti nog de oervorm en biologische grond voelbaar waaruit het bevel ontstond: Discipline and the Sting of Command.

Canetti won the Nobel Prize mostly because of this book about crowds and power and the things that drive civilization and human beings. Crowds and Power Volume of Compass Books. Elk bevel is bovendien als een pijl, die een angel nalaat in degene die het bevel heeft moeten opvolgen: The Rising Throne of the Emperor of Byzantium.

Feb 06, Dan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It’s as illuminating as hell, yet for all of that I cannot muster the enthusiasm to keep plugging, and I’m itching to move on to something else; thus, I’ll shelve it in the old Working Through category and finish it off gradually, in bits and pieces. In late s he started to live in Zurich permanently.

Door die kracht van zijn beelden is dit boek erg literair, terwijl het non-fictie is; door de enorme eruditie ervan zie alleen al de ellenlange bronnenlijst aan het cfowds is het erg wetenschappelijk en dus weer niet literair; door de keuze voor een essayistisch-literaire stijl en vorm in plaats van een analytisch-verklarende is het echter weer niet wetenschappelijk. If you find the book, flip to the section called “Panic,” and you will be treated crowrs 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.


It feels cumbersome because of the vast logic he employs to outline his theories. Refresh and try again. It forms where there was nothing before. Een geest die bodemloze en onuitputtelijke eruditie paart aan vaak aforistische, soms groteske en bizar beeldende schrijfkunst. To me, this is mister Canetti vanetti his elaborate, pretentious, shallow, completely unsupported by research theories about crowds in the most patronizing and infurating way I’ve seen in a long time.

Crowds and Powre German: The very solemnity with which elections are conducted, argues Canetti, derives from the renunciation of death an instrument of decision.

En toch bevat dit magnifieke boek volgens mij belangrijke en inspirerende suggesties om ons te wapenen tegen de macht van het bevel. Mi piace qui ricordare il passaggio in cui Canetti afferma che “le gocce d’acqua, nell’uomo, suscitano compassione”, ma soprattutto quello in cui, con gran sprezzo del ridicolo, parlando dei ‘simboli delle nazioni’ ci informa che “l’inglese si vede comandante di nave, lo spagnolo matador “.

Canetti ne fait pas exception. 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.

Niet alleen vijanden, maar ook vrienden of mensen uit het eigen volk. Congregants must be united but not excited enough to press for too rapid expansion nor irritated enough by its demands to provoke departure.

The Dissolution of the Sting. Niet voor niets gaat het boek na de laatst geciteerde woorden verder met een nieuw hoofdstuk getiteld “De metamorfose” die Verwandlung. This is utter bullsht, or rather I should say I wholeheartedly believe it to be so.

Rather, it reads like a manual written by someone outside the human race explaining to another outsider in concise and highly metaphoric language how people form mobs and manipulate power.

Distribution and Increase Socialism and Production. De hand, tot klauw gevormd, wordt als symbool voor deze angst altijd weer gebruikt.

Crowds and Power – Wikipedia

Jan 21, Chris rated it really liked it. Apr 14, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: His unit of analysis is cfowds crowd, which may arise from something more primitive called a pack, but which takes on uniquely crowd-like characteristics and force.

Elias Canetti a Nobelate in seems to embody an interdisciplinary fervor in order to uncover patterns related to power and corruption. Recommended on a blog by Charles Lemos, at [now defunct] bythefault. E preciso che le due stelle sono per le pagine iniziali, le sole ben fatte e brillanti Massa chiusa,aperta,invisibili, masse aizzate, masse in fuga, fino alla classificazione delle mute, ci siamo, bravo Canetti.


It feels epic because of the multitudinous stories. On rare occasions in this monumental book the writing gets slow or old- 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. But even here his insights are at least as provocative and stimulating as most organisational theorists today.

Nel commercio le merci vengono xrowds e lasciate, afferrate e consegnate.

There is no logical progression, just a meandering aand ideas loosely related to the themes of crowds and power. Dat soort identificatie, waarbij het ik door totale inleving daadwerkelijk in de ander metamorfoseert, is de machthebber uiteraard een gruwel. Contents The Fear of being Touched.

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

Islam as a Religion of War. Unlike much non-fiction writing, it is highly poetic and seething with anger. It is Canetti’s not uninformed view that “Hitler would never have come to power if the crowd of the army had not been prohibited by Versailles. 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 bacilli 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 death – nevertheless I have found my interest waning entering the final stretch of the book.

The Command Flight and Sting. Maar ook dat die muren vervolgens weer enorm beklemmend zijn, omdat ze leiden tot isolatie en onverbondenheid.

Crowds and Power

In this study of the interplay of crowds, Canetti offers one caneti the most profound and startling portraits of the human condition. When he becomes too esoterical and to vague, especially in the last third when taking about mutation etc.

Ergo, il piacere psicologico del commercio deriva dai tempi in cui i nostri pelosi antenati volteggiavano di ramo in ramo.

Author: admin