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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
... of the raging modern crowd. In the essays of early sociological authors such as Gabriel Tarde and Gustave Le Bon, but also in the poetry of Charles Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe, the urban crowd emerges as the unsettling symbol of the formlessness, irrationality, and disper- sion of modern society...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and evaluating what previous scholars have contributed to it. Yet the sources he discusses reveal an addi- tional intention. Freud makes his exploration easier than it ought to be. Or should we say that he makes it more difficult? He seeks support neither in Gabriel Tarde’s Les lois de l’imitation...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 119–145.
Published: 01 February 2010
... sociologist Gabriel Tarde, for whom social life consisted both of creative acts and of their imitations. Only imita- tions provided regularities that could be studied scientifi cally. Yet in principle it was possible to imagine a world consisting of what Simmel would call “indi- vidual causality.”46...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 1–19.
Published: 01 February 2009
... raison qu’ils puissent comprendre. Que pouvaient-ils penser de cela? Pourtant, lorsqu’on leur en donnait l’ordre, ils tiraient. . . . Que penseraient- ils de tout cela plus tard? [Most of them had fought against the Poles, then against the Soviets; they must have dreamed...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
... with words like imitation, adaptation, similarity, responsiveness (Anschmiegung), surren- der, elective affi nity, mitigation, disintegration, shock, shudder, horror, rage, scorn, assimilation with death.37 Mimesis, in the wake of Gabriel Tarde, Ben- jamin, and Roger Caillois, includes “the sensually...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Betcher, Robert Daum, and Harry Maier, 3–39. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Vries, Hent de. 2005. “Instances: Temporal Modes from Augustine to Derrida and Lyo- tard.” In Augustine and Postmodernism: Confessions and Circumfession, edited by John D. Caputo and Michael J. Scanlon...