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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 erudition, it explores Shiite festivals and the English Civil war, the finger exercises of monkeys and the effects of inflation in Weimar Germany. In this study of the interplay of crowds, Canetti offers one of the most profound and startling portraits of the human condition.

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Frequently bought together. Add all three to Cart. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Show details. Ships from and sold by Amazon US. Ships from and sold by Amazon SG. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Previous page. Christopher Alexander. The Crowd. Why We Get Fat. Next page. Review "Canetti dissolves politics into pathology, treating society as a mental activity--a barbaric one, of course--that must be decoded.

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Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. Canetti strips away the trappings of civilization and depicts human beings as what we, at base, are - animals. Our instincts for safety in crowds, following a Big Man, jumping into heaps honest and living in packs are similar to what we see for other mammals, especially primates, on Animal Planet.

It's an excellent lens for life in I'll keep this short since there are already many good reviews here. This book is a moving treatise on the dangers of powerful leaders who are very influential to the masses. It's an analysis of the link between our leaders, how we are led, and how this has shaped the society that we live in.

It's analysis covers the gambit from wild primates to suburbanites. The observations were very insightful and do seem to ring true prima facie. I honestly think that our electorate would be far less prone to influence by charismatic politicians if every citizen read this. Highly recommended. As always with Canetti, he's perceptive, writes clear as a bell and is generally correct. Trustworthy condition as represented! Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Crowds and Power Summary and Review

Crowds and Power German : Masse und Macht is a book by Elias Canetti , dealing with the dynamics of crowds and "packs" and the question of how and why crowds obey power of rulers. Canetti draws a parallel between ruling and paranoia. It is notable for its unusual tone; although wide-ranging in its erudition, it is not scholarly or academic in a conventional way. 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. Unlike much non-fiction writing, it is highly poetic and seething with anger. On asking questions: "On the questioner the effect is a feeling of enhanced power.

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Crowds and Power

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 erudition, it explores Shiite festivals and the English Civil war, the finger exercises of monkeys and the effects of inflation in Weimar Germany. In this study of the interplay of crowds, Canetti offers one of the most profound and startling portraits of the human condition. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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