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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 63–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Urs Stäheli This essay traces the figure of the leader in different approaches of crowd psychology (Gustave Le Bon and Gabriel Tarde) and psychoanalysis (Sigmund Freud). It argues that the central role of the leader to the crowd, as Freud's group psychology emphasizes, is not simply given; rather...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
... some of the ideas revolving around the dynamics of crowd behavior and the role of the “leader” elaborated by crowd psychology; on the other, he is influenced by the nineteenth century's philosophy of the “great man” as a crucial factor of historical and political agency. Outlining some of the inherent...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Stefan Jonsson In Mass Psychology and Analysis of the “I” (1921), Sigmund Freud opens a new chapter in the history of crowd psychology by arguing that masses are produced through processes of identification with authoritarian leadership. This essay asks how it is that Freud's mass theory has been...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 165–187.
Published: 01 February 2007
...- nomenon of the city crowd and the anxieties and fears it provokes. After comparing the detective and the fl âneur, I relate the fi gure of the detective to Benjamin’s “theory of the trace,” thus stressing the political importance of the detective pursuit. I conclude by giving an account...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 79–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
... . Berlin : Gottschalk . Lange Konrad . 1920 . Das Kino in Gegenwart und Zukunft . Stuttgart : Enke . Bon Le Gustave . 1896 . The Crowd . New York : Macmillan . Levy Evonne . 2012 . “ The Political Project of Wölfflin’s Early Formalism .” October , no. 139 : 39 – 58...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
... and down, while the weighted dolls provide a feedback promoting the clonus in the men’s arms. When the dedari are dancing fast, the girl who is to go into trance takes hold of the shaking stick so that she is violently shaken by the man’s clonus. Meanwhile the crowd around is singing songs about dedari...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 35–50.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the vehicle of political demands and the harbinger of a new order, however, the knife must undergo a minimal change or shift that produces maximum effect. It has to be drawn back out of her body and held aloft, “dripping with blood,” while Brutus addresses the crowd (History, 81). While for Lucretia...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 209–233.
Published: 01 November 2006
... palace and gawk at the oddity of abstract art.15 This criticism suggests that the behavior of the crowds in the new annex offered a contrast to the sanctifi ed air of the museum, evoking instead the hubbub of a carnival. More than a century after curious crowds streamed through the Musée...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 207–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., the point is well taken. The revolutionaries may have turned to vision instead of speech because a visual political culture suits the politics of the crowd. David’s ideological paint- ings anticipate the use of political posters and fi lm in the twentieth century. their representative mode...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
... agency as desirable. In this regard, these texts mirrored bourgeois anxieties of the masses’ destructive potential and alleged opposition to subjec- tivity that have dominated the discourse about crowds at least since the publi- cation of Gustave Le Bon’s study The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 173–205.
Published: 01 February 2024
... of Nazism also becomes pronounced in the next section, “The Annexation.” On the one hand, the authors display numerous archival photographs presenting Austrian cities and their residents. The photographs show both crowds and individuals, with many of the subjects enthusiastically reacting to the Anschluss...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... out Josefa and Jéronimo as the sinners who have called down the wrath of God. The agi- tated crowd immediately attacks the two young families, and, after a series of random misapprehensions and misunderstandings, Josefa and Jéronimo are killed along with Don Fernando’s newborn son and one...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 145–165.
Published: 01 November 2017
... (accessed February 18, 2016) . Riesman David . 1950 . The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character . New Haven, CT : Yale University Press . Rutschky Michael . 2006 . “Von Prof. Freud zu Dr. Caligari.” Cicero , January , 132 . Schneider Christian . 2011...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... religions, myth, and ritual, where the victim is blamed for whatever upheaval and disorder is rife within society. The New Testament story transvalues the archaic “victim- hood mechanism.” With Jesus’s crucifixion, the scapegoat is revealed to be innocent. The guilty ones are the crowd...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to be acquainted with the key opening the gate to its heart.3 Hitler’s recipe for a “politics of charisma” derives from readings of Gustave Le Bon’s crowd psychology and comprises forms of propaganda steeped in the tricks of the advertising industry, effectively staged performances, and the construction...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 83–95.
Published: 01 August 2014
... scene shows Bim (Leo Gorcey), Swing (Bobby Jordan), and Patsy (Gabe Dell) walking through a crowded Lower East Side neighborhood. In the space of a single block, they swipe a flask off one pushcart and a tomato off another, swap packs of stolen cigarettes, try to “conk” a police officer...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2019
...-defeating: indeed, impossible to fulfil” ( LL , 18). This impossibility is based on the following double bind outlined by Bauman: Paradoxically, “individuality” is a matter of “crowd spirit” and a demand enforced by a crowd. To be an individual means to be like everyone else in the crowd—indeed...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 75–103.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Reuel Glazer Nathan . 1950 . The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character . New Haven, CT : Yale University Press . Schildt Axel . 2002 : “National gestimmt, jugendbewegt und antifaschistisch—die Neuen Blätter für den Sozialismus.” In Le milieu intellectuel de...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 103–128.
Published: 01 February 2023
... vividness) drowns out the distant powers that such dreams nevertheless depend on for their vividness. Indeed, fascism and capitalism meet in Benjamin’s reflections on the urban crowd and its “protective gaze,” which “is overburdened with protective functions” to the point that “there is no daydreaming...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 121–149.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... In it, one notes a familiar theme of Rilkeʼs letters: his ambiva- lent attitude toward Paris. Whenever he mentioned his adoptive city, Rilke could describe only its chaos, noise, and crowds, and his own resulting anxi- ety, although after every departure he always wished to return. Back in Paris...