Download or read Crowds and Power PDF, written by Elias Canetti and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read Crowds Power and Transformation in Cinema PDF, written by Lesley Brill and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Intolerance to The Silence of the Lambs, motion pictures show crowds and power in complex, usually antagonistic, relationships. Key to understanding this opposition is an intrinsic capability of the cinema: transformation. Making unprecedented use of Elias Canetti's Crowds and Power, Lesley Brill explores crowds, power, and transformation throughout film history. The formation of crowds together with crowd symbols and representations of power create complex, unifying structures in two early masterpieces, The Battleship Potemkin and Intolerance. In Throne of Blood, power-seekers become increasingly isolated, while the crowd of the dead seduces and overwhelms the living. The conflict between crowds and power in Citizen Kane takes place both within the protagonist and between him and the people he tries to master. North by Northwest, Killer of Sheep, and The Silence of the Lambs are rich in hunting and predation and show the crowd as a pack; transformation—true, false, and failed—is the key to both attack and escape. Brill's study provides original insights into canonical movies and shows anew the central importance of transformation in film. Film theorists, critics, and historians will value this fresh and intriguing approach to film classics, which also has much to say about cinema itself and its unique relationship to mass audiences.
Download or read The Mystery of Telepathy PDF, written by Joe Cooper and published by Constable & Robinson. This book was released on 1982 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Crowds and Politics in North Africa PDF, written by Andrea Khalil and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-03-26 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read Anthropology as Memory PDF, written by Michael Mack and published by de Gruyter. This book was released on 2001 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read The Crowd PDF, written by John Plotz and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2000-12-03 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text sets out to demonstrate the influence of street crowds and political riots on literature in the period between 1800 and 1850. Notable works from the period are used to highlight the author's argument that crowds became a rival for the representational claims of the texts themselves.
Download or read Discourse of Opportunity PDF, written by Lesley A. Rex and published by Hampton Press (NJ). This book was released on 2006 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uses interactional ethnography to examine how teaching and learning occur in social discourse.
Download or read Crowds and Party PDF, written by Jodi Dean and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2016-02-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read Building Library Collections PDF, written by Wallace John Bonk and published by Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 1979 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Fractional Order Crowd Dynamics PDF, written by Kecai Cao and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2018-06-11 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book illustrates the application of fractional calculus in crowd dynamics via modeling and control groups of pedestrians. Decision-making processes, conservation laws of mass/momentum, and micro-macro models are employed to describe system dynamics while cooperative movements in micro scale, and fractional diffusion in macro scale are studied to control the group of pedestrians. Obtained work is included in the Intelligent Evacuation Systems that is used for modeling and to control crowds of pedestrians. With practical issues considered, this book is of interests to mathematicians, physicists, and engineers.
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Download or read Elias Canetti s Counter image of Society PDF, written by Jóhann Páll Árnason and published by Camden House. This book was released on 2004 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
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Download or read The Hype Machine PDF, written by Sinan Aral and published by Currency. This book was released on 2020-09-15 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A landmark insider’s tour of how social media affects our decision-making and shapes our world in ways both useful and dangerous, with critical insights into the social media trends of the 2020 election and beyond “The book might be described as prophetic. . . . At least two of Aral’s three predictions have come to fruition.”—New York NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY WIRED • LONGLISTED FOR THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARD Social media connected the world—and gave rise to fake news and increasing polarization. It is paramount, MIT professor Sinan Aral says, that we recognize the outsize effect social media has on us—on our politics, our economy, and even our personal health—in order to steer today’s social technology toward its great promise while avoiding the ways it can pull us apart. Drawing on decades of his own research and business experience, Aral goes under the hood of the most powerful social networks to tackle the critical question of just how much social media actually shapes our choices, for better or worse. He shows how the tech behind social media offers the same set of behavior influencing levers to everyone who hopes to change the way we think and act—from Russian hackers to brand marketers—which is why its consequences affect everything from elections to business, dating to health. Along the way, he covers a wide array of topics, including how network effects fuel Twitter’s and Facebook’s massive growth, the neuroscience of how social media affects our brains, the real consequences of fake news, the power of social ratings, and the impact of social media on our kids. In mapping out strategies for being more thoughtful consumers of social media, The Hype Machine offers the definitive guide to understanding and harnessing for good the technology that has redefined our world overnight.
Download or read The Politics of Crowds PDF, written by Christian Borch and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-04-12 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyses sociological discussions on crowds and masses since the late nineteenth century, covering France, Germany and the USA.
Download or read Swarm PDF, written by J. Abbott Miller and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Critical Essays on Elias Canetti PDF, written by David Darby and published by Twayne Publishers. This book was released on 2000 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Austrian writer and Nobel Laureate ("Auto-da-Fé , Crowds" and "Power") is hailed as one of the canonical authors of the modern period.