Category Archives: Canetti

La massa nella teoria sociologica classica e contemporanea / Crowds in classical and contemporary sociological theory

An essay from 2008, now freely available here – http://qds.revues.org/892  

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lo Squaderno no. 33 | Crowded Spaces

co-edited with Christian Borch

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INCERTEZZA ED ESITAZIONE. FIGURE DEL PENSIERO NELLA TEORIA SOCIALE

Un intervento che sto preparando e che si terrà a http://events.unitn.it/sites/events.unitn.it/files/download/pensatrasversale2012/Riassunti_interventi_PensaTrasversale2012.pdf Suggerimenti sono benvenuti.

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Elias Canetti and the counter-image of resistance

Thesis Eleven August 2011 vol. 106 no. 1 73-87 http://the.sagepub.com/content/106/1/73.abstract Abstract The attempt by Arnason and Roberts to interpret Canetti’s work in the context of social theory is taken here as the point of departure to investigate Canetti’s view on the phenomenon of resistance. Resistance is explored in the context of Canetti’s reflection on power […]

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Power, subtraction and social transformation

Canetti and Foucault on the notion of resistance Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory Volume 12, Issue 1, 2011, Pages 57 – 78 DOI: 10.1080/1600910X.2011.549331 . http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a935378966 . Also at: http://booksc.org/dl/15610036/8a2719

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Tarde, Canetti, and Deleuze on crowds and packs

Journal of Classical Sociology November 26, 2010 vol. 10 no. 4 291-314 http://jcs.sagepub.com/content/10/4/291 Abstract A discussion of the works of Tarde, Canetti, and Deleuze reveals some common insights into a social epistemology that rejects both methodological individualism and methodological holism. In this respect, the debate on crowds in the last quarter of the nineteenth century […]

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Elias Canetti, Le voci del diritto

in Giuseppe Campesi, Ivan Pupolizio and Nicola Riva (eds.) Diritto e teoria sociale. Roma: Carocci, pp. 297-318. .

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Revolution and Diavolution. What is the difference?

Critical Sociology, vol. 34(6): 787-802. http://crs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/34/6/787 .

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DID WE REALLY GET RID OF COMMANDS? THOUGHTS ON A THEME FROM ELIAS CANETTI

Neither in contemporary sociology nor in legal theory is much attention paid to the theoretical object of commands. This paper explores some features of commands that tend to remain largely invisible in social action, as well as largely under-theorized in the scholarly literature. The analysis draws on early reflection by Elias Canetti and tries to […]

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