“Direction is essential for the continuing existence of the crowd A crowd exists so long as it has an unattained goal.”. CROWDS AND POWER by. ELIAS CANETTI. Translated from the German by. Carol Stewart. NEW YORK. THE VIKING PRESS. I Canetti, Elias, Crowds and power. Translation of: Masse Und Macht. Reprint Originally published: New York: Seabury Press, Bibliography: p.

Author: Shazahn Netilar
Country: Romania
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Finance
Published (Last): 28 September 2006
Pages: 314
PDF File Size: 3.88 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.5 Mb
ISBN: 492-2-84999-148-8
Downloads: 33120
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tausar

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. In spite of the level of Germanic abstraction and reification in the presentation of his ideas about power, much of the evidentiary material he draws upon is still useful in the analysis of contemporary social and ideological phenomena.

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

Paperbackpages. Christianity is a ‘crowd of lament’ for a slain god, and thus one in a line that stretches from the Babylonian cult of Tammuz to the various mysticisms of the Australian aborigines. It breaks the rate, as it were, in both creativity and literacy and so is ignored. The Rising Throne of the Emperor of Byzantium. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Crowfs an analysis of the link between our powr, how we are led, and how this has shaped the society that we live in.

Waarmee hij zijn overtuiging demonstreert dat juist de pre-logische wereld der mythen ons veel te zeggen heeft, zeker over massa en macht.


It shows Canetti’s pet-peeves and prejudices as well as his erudition. Contents The Fear of being Touched. But it is fascinating and written in a cool, weird, semi-mystical, very individual voice. Write a customer review. Canettii this study of the interplay of crowds, Canetti offers one of the most profound and startling portraits of the human condition.

Other editions – View all Crowds and power: Recommended on a blog crwods Charles Lemos, at [now defunct] bythefault. Crowds and power Elias Canetti Snippet view – The Command Flight and Sting. He uses many neologisms–constructing, as he goes, a new language with which to view discourses on power.

May 23, Ana rated it did not like it Shelves: I particularly enjoyed Canetti’s discussion of symbols of the crowd, the psychology of teeth and digestion, the hero, and fame. Trivia About Crowds and Power. 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.

Mi piace qui ricordare il caneyti 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 “.

Follow the Author

Zelfs de kleren waarborgen niet genoeg veiligheid; hoe gemakkelijk zijn ze niet te verscheuren, hoe gemakkelijk is het niet om tot het naakte, weerloze vlees van de aangevallene door te dringen. Dat soort identificatie, waarbij het ik door totale inleving daadwerkelijk in de ander metamorfoseert, is de machthebber uiteraard een gruwel.


The Resentment of the Dead. Retrieved from ” https: En toch vallen de namen Hitler en Stalin maar heel sporadisch.

See byy question about Crowds and Power…. Jun 29, Brett Green rated it liked it Shelves: This is a truly fascinating and perspective-altering examination of the phenomenon of crowds, and the power formations out of which various crowd configurations evolved, developed from a literary-mythological-psychological perspective. Of, in Canetti’s hamerende woorden: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Views Read Edit View history.

Having analyzed the different types of crowds, their functions in society, and their typical behaviors, Canetti considers a great many case examples, ranging widely through time, space, and cultures, in which the notion of ‘the crowd’ provides fresh insights. It feels epic because of the multitudinous stories.