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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of state power. Paranoia remains a political phenomenon that calls for analysis at the level of the structure of rule. The essay explores one approach to paranoia as a political category through an ideal-typical model drawn from Elias Canetti's classic 1960 text Crowds and Power . It concludes...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 262–274.
Published: 01 November 2014
... intellectual and imaginative resources for the present conjuncture. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 cosmopolitanism European culture complexity cultural diversity More than ever before, there are things in the world that would like to be said. —Elias Canetti, The Human Province...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
... clichés that are old enough to have turned into myths. Hopefully, Elias Canetti got it right when he described myths as something so old they are no longer boring. Let us start with culture at its finest. One of the hallowed landmarks of British television was the 1969 broadcast of Kenneth Clark’s...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 July 2019
... is not, that is, to dissimulate and to simulate, which are two defining characteristics of the despot (see Canetti 1962 : 370). Thus we can suggest that in the dialogue Hiero approaches Simonides, and us, in the guise of a discussant, but possibly with a concealed agenda. Such concealment requires, as Elias Canetti observed...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 318–332.
Published: 01 November 2023
...-ELAB movement. For instance, book-length studies include Lo, Hung, and Loo 2021 ; Luqiu 2021 ; Au 2020 ; Dapiran 2020 ; Ibrahim and Lam 2020 ; Yeoh 2020 . 2. Elias Canetti ([ 1960 ] 1981: 75) has used nature analogies to describe the attributes of the crowd, which he called “crowd symbols...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of modernity. This includes the science of climate change, as well as the networked “clouds” mentioned above—and, importantly, the way these are disavowed, hypothesized, portended, and displaced. To describe this process, Sloterdijk devotes attention to a speech given by Elias Canetti celebrating Hermann...