Coverart for item
The Resource Elias Canetti's counter-image of society : crowds, power, transformation, Johann P. Arnason and David Roberts

Elias Canetti's counter-image of society : crowds, power, transformation, Johann P. Arnason and David Roberts

Label
Elias Canetti's counter-image of society : crowds, power, transformation
Title
Elias Canetti's counter-image of society
Title remainder
crowds, power, transformation
Statement of responsibility
Johann P. Arnason and David Roberts
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The award of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1981 has seemingly assured Elias Canetti's place in literary history. But his significance as a cultural critic has not been adequately recognized. The present study redresses this situation in two ways: by mapping the counter-image of human existence, history, and society that informs Canetti's critique of the modern world and its sciences; and by opening up Canetti's hermetic oeuvre by tracing his cryptic and often concealed dialogue with major figures within the Western tradition such as Hobbes, Durkheim, and Freud and contemporaries such as Adorno, Arendt, and Elias. The authors ask how Canetti's alternative vision of man and society relates to important themes of twentieth-century social and civilizational thought even as it calls into question fundamental assumptions of the social and human sciences. In analyses of 'Auto da Fé, 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. Johann P. Arnason teaches sociology at La Trobe University, Melbourne and David Roberts is Emeritus Professor of German at Monash University, Melbourne
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Árnason, Jóhann Páll
Dewey number
833/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2605.A58
LC item number
Z52 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Roberts, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canetti, Elias
  • Canetti, Elias
Label
Elias Canetti's counter-image of society : crowds, power, transformation, Johann P. Arnason and David Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Auto-da-Fe of civilization -- The natural history of modernity -- Religion, crowds, and power -- Canetti's counter-image of society -- The subversive sources of power
Control code
CR9781571136367
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 166 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571131607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Elias Canetti's counter-image of society : crowds, power, transformation, Johann P. Arnason and David Roberts
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Auto-da-Fe of civilization -- The natural history of modernity -- Religion, crowds, and power -- Canetti's counter-image of society -- The subversive sources of power
Control code
CR9781571136367
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 166 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571131607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...