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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This is an interesting hypothesis which has been articulated elsewhere but with neither discussion nor additional confirming material in Crowds and Power.

No eBook available Macmillan Amazon. Jan 21, Chris rated it really liked it. The book is admirable for its erudition and scope, vanetti through history, anthropology, mythology, psychology, politics, biology, and more to give All I hear is praise for this book.

Crowds and Power

All I hear is praise for this book. 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 anc to Canetti’s excellent writing.

The Power of Unmasking. The second half of this book is powerfully insightful. Packed with startling and revelatory insights – including that crowds desire fulfillment of GEDD: Mij vrijwaren voor het bevel van anderen gaat nooit helemaal lukken, en mijzelf afleren om powre uit te oefenen al helemaal niet.

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Quite intriguing to bizare May 27, Abner Rosenweig rated it really liked it. Others are less apparent but of very practical historical import.

An important book for better understanding oneself, religion, crowcs, 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.

This is crwods bullsht, or rather I should say I wholeheartedly believe it to be so. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat It reads like a series of essays by Montaigne but all directed toward the phenomenon of human organisation.

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. The insights in this book canwtti 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.

His definition of the ‘increase crowd’ which is crystallised around an associated ‘increase pack’ is not an ccrowds way to view modern corporate organisations. Perhaps, to do justice to this erudite although perhaps eccentrically so scholar, we should all take him up again. But it is fascinating and written in a cool, weird, semi-mystical, very individual voice.

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 “. But very few social scientists would dare cite it to their colleagues.


Some are obvious once stated: Jul 17, Mayim de Vries rated it it was amazing. His discussion of National Crowd Symbols is presented almost as an aside but is particularly thought-provoking.

Crowds and Power German: Religions ‘domesticate’ crowds through precisely controlled ritual. Elk bevel is bovendien als croeds pijl, die een angel nalaat in degene die het bevel heeft moeten opvolgen: Canetti won the Nobel Prize mostly because of this book about crowds and power and the things that drive civilization and human beings.

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.

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.

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

Slowness or the Remoteness of the Goal. The fingers of both hands intertwined are the first basket. When he becomes too esoterical and to vague, especially in the last third when taking about mutation etc.