Crowds and Power

Author: Elias Canetti
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374518203
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Psychology

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

Crowds and Power

Author: Elias Canetti
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 1842120549
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Collective behavior

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 Power and Transformation in Cinema

Author: Lesley Brill
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814332757
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts

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

Crowds and Party

Author: Jodi Dean
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781781686720
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Political Science

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. From the Hardcover edition.

Elias Canetti s Counter image of Society

Author: Jóhann Páll Árnason
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571131604
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Music

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.

The Wisdom of Crowds

Author: James Surowiecki
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307275059
Release Date: 2005-08-16
Genre: Business & Economics

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

Networks Crowds and Markets

Author: David Easley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139490303
Release Date: 2010-07-19
Genre: Computers

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 Crowd

Author: Gustave Le Bon
ISBN: STANFORD:36105004881459
Release Date: 1897
Genre: Collective behavior

Tower of Babel

Author: Elias Canetti
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374518793
Release Date: 1947
Genre: Fiction

Peter Kien lives secluded in his library until he marries his housekeeper, who pushes him into the harshness of the outside world

Crowds and Democracy

Author: Stefan Jonsson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231164788
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Philosophy

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, 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.

The Familial State

Author: Julia Adams
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801433088
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

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."

Machine Platform Crowd Harnessing Our Digital Future

Author: Andrew McAfee
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393254303
Release Date: 2017-06-27
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Political Violence in Ancient India

Author: Upinder Singh
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674981287
Release Date: 2017-09-25
Genre: History

Gandhi and Nehru helped create a myth of nonviolence in ancient India that obscures a troubled, complex heritage: a long struggle to reconcile the ethics of nonviolence with the need to use violence to rule. Upinder Singh documents the tension between violence and nonviolence in ancient Indian political thought and practice, 600 BCE to 600 CE.