The Man of the Mass and the Perspective of Restoring Individuality Cover Image

Čovek mase i perspektive restauracije individualnosti
The Man of the Mass and the Perspective of Restoring Individuality

Author(s): Marijan Savić Simić
Subject(s): Social Philosophy, Crowd Psychology: Mass phenomena and political interactions
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: The man of the mass; the society of the spectacle; manipulation mechanisms; passive elite; restoration of individual thought

Summary/Abstract: The main purpose of this research is to examine relations between the mass and the individual as a social phenomenon, and their evolution through di fferent historical epochs and contexts. Special attention has been devoted to the novelty in the qualitative structure and aspect of these relations, which occurred when the mass became a relevant social factor that has a tendency to assume the role of the elite. in addition to clarifying basic concepts and providing a short prehistory of the issue, the paper deals with the spectacle which has become both the result and the goal, the fundamental manife station mode, as well as the core of modern society, thus equating the role of decor with essence of modern social community. The manipulated man who becomes a voluntary victim of manipulation is shown as a normal and natural consequence of the tautological character of the spectacle. The paper looks into the possible ways of rehabilitating the engaged individual who da res to live by the principles of permanent spiritual growth in the community, and examines the phenomenon of a passive elite whose inactivity contribu tes to the dehumanization of the world.

  • Issue Year: 11/2017
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 83-98
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian