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Society Of The Spectacle

Author : Guy Debord
ISBN : 9781617508301
Genre : Political Science
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The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.
Category: Political Science

The Society Of The Spectacle

Author : Guy Debord
ISBN : 1944234047
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The Society of the Spectacle is many things. It is a critique of capitalism and mass-market culture, the underpinnings of the Situationist movement and one of the most important philosophical treatises of the 20th Century. The spectacle is the subversion of social relationships with the appearance of those interactions through media and commodities. Society has been subverted by the Spectacle through "the decline of being into having, and having into merely appearing." The Society of the Spectacle is an important philosophical treatise on the alienation of modern society, forming the underpinnings of a postmodern culture that is supplanted with images of what once was real.

The Society Of The Spectacle

Author : Guy Debord
ISBN : 9780939682065
Genre : Philosophy
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Guy Debord was the most influential figure in the Situationist International, the subversive group that helped trigger the May 1968 revolt in France. His book The Society of the Spectacle, originally published in Paris in 1967, has been translated into more than twenty other languages and is arguably the most important radical book of the twentieth century. This is the first edition in any language to include extensive annotations, clarifying the historical allusions and revealing the sources of Debord’s “détournements.”
Category: Philosophy

Comments On The Society Of The Spectacle

Author : Guy Debord
ISBN : 1859841694
Genre : Philosophy
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First published in 1967, Guy Debord's stinging revolutionary critique of contemporary society, The Society of the Spectacle, has since acquired a cult status. Credited by many as being the inspiration for the ideas generated by the events of May 1968 in France, Debord's pitiless attack on commodity fetishism and its incrustation in the practices of everyday life continues to btirn brightly in today's age of satellite television and the soundbite In Comments on the Society of the Spectacle published twenty years later, Debord returned to the themes of his previous analysis and demonstrated how they were all the more relevant in a period when the 'integrated spectacle' was dominant. Resolutely refusing to be reconciled to the system, Debord trenchantly slices through the doxa and mystification offered tip by journalists and pundits to show how aspects of reality as diverse as terrorism and the environment, the Mafia and the media, were caught in the logic of the spectacular society. Pointing the finger clearly at those who benefit from the logic of domination, Debord's Comments convey the revolutionary impulse at the heart of situationism.
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The Spectacle Of Disintegration Situationist Passages Out Of The Twentieth Century

Author : McKenzie Wark
ISBN : 9781844679577
Genre : History
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Following the work of the Situationist International after May 1968, this companion volume to The Beach Beneath the Street puts the work of the Situationists in a broader and deeper context, documenting their contemporary relevance and their deep critique of modernity.
Category: History

The Spectacle 2 0

Author : Emiliana Armano
ISBN : 1911534440
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The Spectacle 2.0 recasts Debord's theory of spectacle within the frame of 21st century digital capitalism: it presents a reinterpretation of the concept within the scenario of contemporary informational capitalism and more specifically of digital and media labour.

Spectacle And Society In Livy S History

Author : Andrew Feldherr
ISBN : 9780520210271
Genre : History
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"An exciting and sophisticated approach to a major author in the Latin canon who has been much ignored. Feldherr's writing is clear and intelligent and admirably reflects his engagement in the material. The close analysis is extraordinarily perceptive and innovative—a real pleasure to read."—Ann Vasaly, author of Representations "[Feldherr] persuasively establishes civic spectacle as a broad category under which to examine the rhetorical strategies of both the makers and the writers of history."—Ralph Hexter, University of California, Berkeley
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Guy Debord

Author : Anselm Jappe
ISBN : 9781629634685
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the first intellectual biography of Guy Debord, prime mover of the Situationist International (1957–1972) and author of The Society of the Spectacle, the seminal book of the May 1968 uprising in France. Anselm Jappe offers a powerful corrective to the continual attempts to incorporate Debord's theoretical work into "French theory." Jappe focuses, to the contrary, on Debord's debt to the Hegelian-Marxist tradition, to Karl Korsch and Georg Lukács, and more generally to left-Marxist currents of council communism. His close reading of Debord's magnum opus is unique among the great flood of writing on the Situationists in recent decades. This PM reprint edition benefits from a new author's preface and a bibliographical update.
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The Revolution Of Everyday Life

Author : Raoul Vaneigem
ISBN : 9781604866780
Genre : History
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Naming and defining the alienating features of everyday life in consumer society, an impassioned critique of modern capitalism argues that the countervailing impulses that exist within deep alienation present an authentic alternative to nihilistic consumerism. Original.
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Media Spectacle

Author : Douglas Kellner
ISBN : 0415268281
Genre : Social Science
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During the mid-1990s, the O.J. Simpson murder trial dominated the media in the United States and were circulated throughout the world via global communications networks. The case became a spectacle of race, gender, class and violence, bringing in elements of domestic melodrama, crime drama and legal drama. According to this fascinating new book, the Simpson case was just one example of what the author calls 'media spectacle' - a form of media culture that puts contemporary dreams, nightmares, fantasies and values on display. Through the analysis of several such media spectacles - including Elvis, The X Files, Michael Jordan, and the Bill Clinton sex scandals - Doug Kellner draws out important insights into media, journalism, the public sphere and politics in an era of new technologies. In this excellent follow up to his best selling Media Culture, Kellner's fascinating new volume delivers an informative read for students of sociology, culture and media.
Category: Social Science