Crowds and Power

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Author: Elias Canetti,Carol Stewart

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374518202

Category: Psychology

Page: 495

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Examines the psychology and various types of crowds, and their relationship with power, leadership, and political domination

Crowds and Power

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Author: Elias Canetti

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781842120545

Category: Collective behavior

Page: 495

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How do crowds work? What is the nature of their unique creation - the demagogue? This is the renowned and original analysis of one of the 20th century's most threatening and influential phenomena by the Nobel Prize-winning thinker Elias Canetti.

Crowds and power

Masse und Macht]

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Author: Elias Canetti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Collective behavior

Page: 495

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Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema

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Author: Lesley Brill

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814337368

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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A noted critic brings crowd theory to Film Studies, offering a bold new analysis of the pervasive cinematic themes of transformation and power.

The Play of the Eyes

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Author: Elias Canetti

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374530610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The Wisdom Of Crowds

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721706

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

The Crowd

A Study of the Popular Mind

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Author: Gustave Le Bon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Collective behavior

Page: 219

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Profane Waste

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Author: Gretchen Craft Rubin

Publisher: Gregory R. Miller & Co.

ISBN: 9780974364834

Category: Art

Page: 65

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Profane Waste~ISBN 0-9743648-3-5 U.S. $25.00 / Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 75 pgs / 30 color. ~Item / June / Photography

Networks, Crowds, and Markets

Reasoning About a Highly Connected World

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Author: David Easley,Jon Kleinberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139490306

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Are all film stars linked to Kevin Bacon? Why do the stock markets rise and fall sharply on the strength of a vague rumour? How does gossip spread so quickly? Are we all related through six degrees of separation? There is a growing awareness of the complex networks that pervade modern society. We see them in the rapid growth of the Internet, the ease of global communication, the swift spread of news and information, and in the way epidemics and financial crises develop with startling speed and intensity. This introductory book on the new science of networks takes an interdisciplinary approach, using economics, sociology, computing, information science and applied mathematics to address fundamental questions about the links that connect us, and the ways that our decisions can have consequences for others.

The Torch in My Ear

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Author: Elias Canetti

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374518041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

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An autobiographical account of Canetti's youth recalls his education, early writing career, and the major cultural figures of Weimar Germany--Georg Grosz, Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht, and other individuals of this rich intellectual period

Crowds and Party

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Author: Jodi Dean

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781686726

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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How do mass protests become an organized activist collective? Crowds and Party channels the energies of the riotous crowds who took to the streets in the past five years into an argument for the political party. Rejecting the emphasis on individuals and multitudes, Jodi Dean argues that we need to rethink the collective subject of politics. When crowds appear in spaces unauthorized by capital and the state—such as in the Occupy movement in New York, London and across the world—they create a gap of possibility. But too many on the Left remain stuck in this beautiful moment of promise—they argue for more of the same, further fragmenting issues and identities, rehearsing the last thirty years of left-wing defeat. In Crowds and Party, Dean argues that previous discussions of the party have missed its affective dimensions, the way it operates as a knot of unconscious processes and binds people together. Dean shows how we can see the party as an organization that can reinvigorate political practice.

The Familial State

Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe

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Author: Julia Adams

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801474040

Category: History

Page: 235

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The seventeenth century was called the Dutch Golden Age. Over the course of eighty years, the tiny United Provinces of the Netherlands overthrew Spanish rule and became Europe's dominant power. Eventually, though, Dutch hegemony collapsed as quickly as it had risen. In The Familial State, Julia Adams explores the role that Holland's great families played in this dramatic history. She charts how family patriarchs—who were at the time both state-builders and merchant capitalists—shaped the first great wave of European colonialism, which in turn influenced European political development in innovative ways.On the basis of massive archival work, Adams arrives at a profoundly gendered reading of the family/power structure of the Dutch elite and their companies, in particular the VOC or Dutch East India Company. In the United Provinces, she finds the first example of the power structure that would dominate the transitional states of early modern Europe—the "familial state." This organizational structure is typified, in her view, by "paternal political rule and multiple arrangements among the family heads."

Extraordinary Popular Delusions

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Author: Charles Mackay

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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DIVClassic survey of crowd psychology takes an illuminating, entertaining look at 3 historic swindles: "The Mississippi Scheme," "The South-Sea Bubble," and "Tulipomania." Essential reading for investors. /div

Half a Million Strong

Crowds and Power from Woodstock to Coachella

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Author: Gina Arnold

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609386086

Category: Music

Page: 216

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From baby boomers to millennials, attending a big music festival has basically become a cultural rite of passage in America. In Half a Million Strong, music writer and scholar Gina Arnold explores the history of large music festivals in America and examines their impact on American culture. Studying literature, films, journalism, and other archival detritus of the countercultural era, Arnold looks closely at a number of large and well-known festivals, including the Newport Folk Festival, Woodstock, Altamont, Wattstax, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and others to map their cultural significance in the American experience. She finds that—far from being the utopian and communal spaces of spiritual regeneration that they claim for themselves— these large music festivals serve mostly to display the free market to consumers in its very best light.

Half a Million Strong

Crowds and Power from Woodstock to Coachella

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Author: Gina Arnold

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609386086

Category: Music

Page: 216

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From baby boomers to millennials, attending a big music festival has basically become a cultural rite of passage in America. In Half a Million Strong, music writer and scholar Gina Arnold explores the history of large music festivals in America and examines their impact on American culture. Studying literature, films, journalism, and other archival detritus of the countercultural era, Arnold looks closely at a number of large and well-known festivals, including the Newport Folk Festival, Woodstock, Altamont, Wattstax, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and others to map their cultural significance in the American experience. She finds that—far from being the utopian and communal spaces of spiritual regeneration that they claim for themselves— these large music festivals serve mostly to display the free market to consumers in its very best light.

Crowdsourcing

Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business

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Author: Jeff Howe

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307449327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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“The amount of knowledge and talent dispersed among the human race has always outstripped our capacity to harness it. Crowdsourcing ­corrects that—but in doing so, it also unleashes the forces of creative destruction.” —From Crowdsourcing First identified by journalist Jeff Howe in a June 2006 Wired article, “crowdsourcing” describes the process by which the power of the many can be leveraged to accomplish feats that were once the province of the specialized few. Howe reveals that the crowd is more than wise—it’s talented, creative, and stunningly productive. Crowdsourcing activates the transformative power of today’s technology, liberating the latent potential within us all. It’s a perfect meritocracy, where age, gender, race, education, and job history no longer matter; the quality of work is all that counts; and every field is open to people of every imaginable background. If you can perform the service, design the product, or solve the problem, you’ve got the job. But crowdsourcing has also triggered a dramatic shift in the way work is organized, talent is employed, research is conducted, and products are made and marketed. As the crowd comes to supplant traditional forms of labor, pain and disruption are inevitable. Jeff Howe delves into both the positive and negative consequences of this intriguing phenomenon. Through extensive reporting from the front lines of this revolution, he employs a brilliant array of stories to look at the economic, cultural, business, and political implications of crowdsourcing. How were a bunch of part-time dabblers in finance able to help an investment company consistently beat the market? Why does Procter & Gamble repeatedly call on enthusiastic amateurs to solve scientific and technical challenges? How can companies as diverse as iStockphoto and Threadless employ just a handful of people, yet generate millions of dollars in revenue every year? The answers lie within these pages. The blueprint for crowdsourcing originated from a handful of computer programmers who showed that a community of like-minded peers could create better products than a corporate behemoth like Microsoft. Jeff Howe tracks the amazing migration of this new model of production, showing the potential of the Internet to create human networks that can divvy up and make quick work of otherwise overwhelming tasks. One of the most intriguing ideas of Crowdsourcing is that the knowledge to solve intractable problems—a cure for cancer, for instance—may already exist within the warp and weave of this infinite and, as yet, largely untapped resource. But first, Howe proposes, we need to banish preconceived notions of how such problems are solved. The very concept of crowdsourcing stands at odds with centuries of practice. Yet, for the digital natives soon to enter the workforce, the technologies and principles behind crowdsourcing are perfectly intuitive. This generation collaborates, shares, remixes, and creates with a fluency and ease the rest of us can hardly understand. Crowdsourcing, just now starting to emerge, will in a short time simply be the way things are done. From the Hardcover edition.

Crowds and Politics in North Africa

Tunisia, Algeria and Libya

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Author: Andrea Khalil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317810325

Category: Political Science

Page: 134

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This book takes predominant crowd theory to task, questioning received ideas about ‘mob psychology’ that remain prevalent today. It is a synchronic study of crowds, crowd dynamics and the relationships of crowds to political power in Tunisia, Libya and Algeria (2011-2013) that has far reaching implications embedded in its thesis. One central theme of the book is gender, providing an in-depth look at women’s participation in the recent uprisings and crowds of 2011-2013 and the subsequent gender-related aspects of political transitions. The book also focuses on the social and political dynamics of tribalism and group belonging (‘asabiyya), including analysis and discussions with Libyan regional tribal chiefs, Libyan and Tunisian tribal members and citizens regarding their notions of tribal belonging. Crowd language and literature are also central to the book’s discussion of how crowds represent themselves, how we as observers represent crowds, and how crowds confront languages of authoritarianism and subjugation. Crowds and Politics in North Africa includes interviews with crowd participants and key civil society actors from Tunisia, Libya and Algeria. Among these, there are numerous interviews with Benghazi residents, activists and tribal leaders. One of the original case studies in the book is the crowd dynamics during and after the attack on the US consular installation in Benghazi, Libya. The book presents interviews and fieldwork within a literary and cultural theoretical context showing how crowds in the region resonate in forms of cultural resistance to authoritarianism. A valuable resource, this book will be of use to students and scholars with an interest in North African culture, society and politics more broadly.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and ConfusiÃ3n de Confusiones

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Author: Charles Mackay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471133124

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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A study of crowd behavior includes two landmark books of the past, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and Confusions de Confusions, that show how markets are shaped by the fluctuations of mob psychology. Reprint.

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future

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Author: Andrew McAfee,Erik Brynjolfsson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393254305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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From the authors of the best-selling The Second Machine Age, a leader’s guide to success in a rapidly changing economy. We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. MIT’s Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson know what it takes to master this digital-powered shift: we must rethink the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd. In all three cases, the balance now favors the second element of the pair, with massive implications for how we run our companies and live our lives. In the tradition of agenda-setting classics like Clay Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, McAfee and Brynjolfsson deliver both a penetrating analysis of a new world and a toolkit for thriving in it. For startups and established businesses, or for anyone interested in what the future holds, Machine, Platform, Crowd is essential reading.