Crowds and Power


Author: Elias Canetti,Carol Stewart

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374518202

Category: Psychology

Page: 495

View: 6357

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

Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema


Author: Lesley Brill

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814332757

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 279

View: 1265

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

Psychologie der Massen


Author: Gustave le Bon

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 396167017X

Category: Psychology

Page: 172

View: 6778

Gustave Le Bon ( 1841 - 1931 ) war ein französischer Sozialpsychologe. Er gilt als Begründer der Massenpsychologie. Seine Wirkung auf die Nachwelt, wissenschaftlich auf Sigmund Freud und Max Weber, politisch insbesondere auf den Nationalsozialismus und seine Protagonisten, war groß. Seine Gedanken sind teils stark zeitgebunden und massiv durch persönliche Erfahrungen beeinflusst. Sie werden bis heute von der Sozialpsychologie diskutiert. Das Werk setzt sich sowohl mit den Themenkreisen Konformität, Entfremdung und Führung auseinander, als auch mit der Masse im eigentlichen Sinne. Le Bon vertritt die Auffassung, dass der Einzelne, auch der Angehörige einer Hochkultur, in der Masse seine Kritikfähigkeit verliert und sich affektiv, zum Teil primitiv-barbarisch, verhält. In der Massensituation ist der Einzelne leichtgläubiger und unterliegt der psychischen Ansteckung. Somit ist die Masse von Führern leicht zu lenken. Le Bon stellt vor allem dar, wie politische Meinungen, Ideologien und Glaubenslehren bei den Massen Eingang und Verbreitung finden, wie man Massen beeinflussen kann, wie die dazu notwendigen Führer entstehen, welche Eigenschaften sie haben müssen, wie sie wirken und untergehen und wo die Grenzen dieser Beeinflussbarkeit liegen. Immer wieder betont er den geringen Einfluss von Vernunft, Unterricht und Erziehung sowie die Anfälligkeit der Massen für Schlagworte, große Gesten und geschickte Täuschungen. Quelle: Wikipedia

The Crowd and the Mob (Routledge Revivals)

From Plato to Canetti


Author: J. S. McClelland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136857141

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 9799

First published in 1989, this persuasive and original work by John McClelland examines the importance of the idea of 'the crowd' in the writings of philosophers, historians and politicians from the classical era to the twentieth century. The book examines histories of political thought and their justifications for forms of rule, highlighting the persistent and profoundly anti-democratic bias in political and social thought, analysing in particular the writings of Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Hitler, Gibbon, Carlysle, Michelet, Taine and Freud.

Crowds and Politics in North Africa

Tunisia, Algeria and Libya


Author: Andrea Khalil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317810325

Category: Political Science

Page: 134

View: 584

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.

Crowds and History

Mass Phenomena in English Towns, 1790-1835


Author: Mark Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521520133

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 8610

A fresh look at the crowd in relation to the urbanising process and the civic culture it inspired.

Crowds and Democracy

The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism


Author: Stefan Jonsson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535791

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 2008

Between 1918 and 1933, the masses became a decisive preoccupation of European culture, fueling modernist movements in art, literature, architecture, theater, and cinema, as well as the rise of communism and fascism and experiments in radical democracy. Spanning aesthetics, cultural studies, intellectual history, and political theory, this volume unpacks the significance of the shadow agent known as "the mass" during a critical period in European history. It follows its evolution into the preferred conceptual tool for social scientists, the ideal slogan for politicians, and the chosen image for artists and writers trying to capture a society in flux and a people in upheaval. This volume is the second installment in Stefan Jonsson's epic study of the crowd and the mass in modern Europe, building on his work in A Brief History of the Masses, which focused on monumental artworks produced in 1789, 1889, and 1989.

Elias Canetti's Counter-image of Society

Crowds, Power, Transformation


Author: Jóhann Páll Árnason,Emeritus Professor of Sociology Johann P Arnason,Johann P. Arnason,David Roberts

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571131607

Category: Music

Page: 166

View: 7553

In analyses of Auto da Fe, Crowds and Power, and the aphorisms, the authors elucidate key aspects of Canetti's interrogation of human existence and human history across five thematic complexes: individual and social psychology, totalitarian politics, religion and politics, theories of society, and power and culture. They thus trace the movement of Canetti's thought from an apocalyptic sense of crisis to his search for cultural resources to set against the holocaust of European civilization."--BOOK JACKET.



Author: Jeffrey Thompson Schnapp,Matthew Tiews

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804754804

Category: History

Page: 439

View: 3237

Crowds presents several layers of meditation on the phenomenon of collectivities, from the scholarly to the personal; it is the most comprehensive cross-disciplinary publication on crowds in modernity. For more information, visit

Half a Million Strong

Crowds and Power from Woodstock to Coachella


Author: Gina Arnold

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609386086

Category: Music

Page: 216

View: 3533

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.

Networks, Crowds, and Markets

Reasoning About a Highly Connected World


Author: David Easley,Jon Kleinberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139490306

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 9948

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.

Die Weisheit der Vielen

Warum Gruppen klüger sind als Einzelne und wie wir das kollektive Wissen für unser wirtschaftliches, soziales und politisches Handeln nutzen können.


Author: James Surowiecki

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864705142

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 9016

Publikumsjoker sticht Expertenmeinung. Mit unverstelltem Blick untersucht der amerikanische Autor das Phänomen der Gruppe und ihrer klugen Entscheidungen, wenn die richtigen Voraussetzungen gegeben sind. Eine aufschlussreiche, unterhaltsame Lektüre und zugleich ein kraftvoller Kontrapunkt zur gegenwärtigen Diskussion um Eliten und einzelne Meinungsführer. "Die Weisheit der Vielen" ist faszinierend, es ist eines jener Bücher, die die Welt auf den Kopf stellen.

The Politics of Crowds

An Alternative History of Sociology


Author: Christian Borch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107009731

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 8428

This book analyses sociological discussions on crowds and masses since the late nineteenth century, covering France, Germany and the USA.

Anthropology as Memory

Elias Canetti's and Franz Baermann Steiner's Responses to the Shoah


Author: Michael Mack

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110965968

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 7686

Whereas many other post-Holocaust Jewish thinkers - including Derrida - have concentrated on a refusal of totality and celebration of 'otherness', the poet and intellectual Franz Baermann Steiner (1909-1952) combines this emphasis with an equal stress on the 'need' for certain collectively acknowledged limits. Next to the wider significance of this book for discussions of Holocaust studies in relation to current theoretical and social issues, it will also offer a new interpretation of Elias Canetti's work. This is the first detailed examination of Steiner's anthropology and philosophy and its relation to the work of his close intellectual friend Canetti.

Ceremonial Entries in Early Modern Europe

The Iconography of Power


Author: Professor J R Mulryne,Dr Anna-Maria Testaverde,Professor Maria Ines Aliverti

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472432037

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 5434

The essays in this volume concentrate on festival iconography, the visual and written languages, including ephemeral and permanent structures, costume, drama, inscriptions and published festival books that ‘voiced’ the social, political and cultural messages incorporated in processional entries in early modern Europe. The volume includes a transcript of the newly-discovered Register of Lionardo di Zanobi Bartholini, a Florentine merchant, which details the expenses for each worker for the possesso (or entry) of Pope Leo X to Rome in April 1513.

Cultures of the Sublime

Selected Readings, 1750-1830


Author: Cian Duffy,Peter Howell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023034674X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 232

View: 2063

This critical anthology examines the place of the sublime in the cultural history of the late eighteenth century and Romantic period. Traditionally, the sublime has been associated with impressive natural phenomena and has been identified as a narrow aesthetic or philosophical category. Cultures of the Sublime: Selected Readings, 1750-1830: • recovers a broader context for engagements with, and writing about, the sublime • offers a selection of texts from a wide range of ostensibly unrelated areas of knowledge which both generate and investigate sublime effects • considers writings about mountains, money, crowds, the Gothic, the exotic and the human mind • contextualises and supports the extracts with detailed editorial commentary. Also featuring helpful suggestions for further reading, this is an ideal resource for anyone seeking a fresh, up-to-date assessment of the sublime.