Guy Debord


Author: Andy Merrifield
Publisher: Critical Lives
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 170
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Andrew Merrifield's Guy Debord is a concise yet comprehensive study of one of the foremost intellectual revolutionaries of the twentieth century.

Visual Media and Culture of ‘Occupy’


Author: Pamela Odih
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443870064
Category: Photography
Page: 295
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On 15th October 2011, hundreds of anti-capitalist protestors assembled into a spectacular carnivalesque procession towards Paternoster Square; the heartland of London’s banking district. Beginning with Althusser’s concept of ‘interpellation’, this book examines Occupy LSX St Paul’s Cathedral in relation to media spectacle. Initially focusing on arrival narratives, it asks the question: were the 15th October 2011 anti-capitalist protestors ‘hailed’ into becoming the subjects of Occupy LSX St Paul’s Cathedral? Based on extensive ethnographic interviews and photographic data, this book demonstrates the complex ways in which Occupy LSX St Paul’s Cathedral ‘interpolated’ (Ashcroft 2001) and subverted media spectacle. Kairos exemplifies the longue durée of the art and ethics of Occupy. The bifarious dimensions of kairos emphasise an ethics of care and devotion alongside the indeterminate possibilities of the aleatory encounter. Formulated within Marxist aleatory materialism, this book explores the momentous reality of Occupy LSX St Paul’s Cathedral. Instantiated within an extraordinary conjuncture of conflict between capital and labour, Occupy LSX St Paul’s Cathedral manifested formidable expressions of resistance to the disembodied ‘space of flows’; ‘timeless times’; and the ‘real virtualities’ of transnational capitalist accumulation. Empirical case studies are used to engage with the extraordinary strategies that Occupy LSX St Paul’s Cathedral politically cultivated to address: (i) the future of print news media, The Occupied Times of London; (ii) disjunctures and disruptions within the locality of the ‘space of place’ amidst the harsh reality of neoliberal austerity measures; (iii) the harnessing of multi-modal information communication technologies as part of an imperative to unite the ‘space of place’ with an international environmental citizenship; (iv) critically mobilising market analogues and promotional media integral to the neoliberal market reform of public sector healthcare provision and, in so doing, occupying a radical riposte to the entrepreneurial self and marketized morals of neoliberalism’s homo economicus consumer citizen. In these and many other examples, this book argues that Occupy LSX St Paul’s Cathedral exemplifies the possibilities of kairos as a condition and consequence of the politics, visual media and culture of new social movements.

Guy Debord and the Situationist International

Texts and Documents
Author: Tom McDonough
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262633000
Category: Art
Page: 492
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This volume is a revised and expanded version of a special issue of the journal October that was devoted to the work of the Situationist International (SI). The emphasis is on the SI's engagement with the art and politics of their time (1957-1972).

The game of war

the life and death of Guy Debord
Author: Andrew Hussey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780712673747
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 420
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The first biography in English of the modern French revolutionary. Since his death in 1994, Guy Debord has been hailed as one of the key thinkers of his age. Implicated in the events of May 1968, Italian terrorism and murder, he was under surveillance by the French secret police for over a decade. This is the story of the lone, defiant figure who, at one historic moment in 1968, appeared to lead the drift of art and politics in Paris.

French XX Bibliography

A Bibliography for the Study of French Literature and Culture Since 1885
Author: William J. Thompson
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9781575911151
Category: History
Page: 356
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The annual French XX Bibliography provides the most complete listing available of books, articles, and book reviews concerned with French literature since 1885. Unique in its scope, thoroughness, and reliability of information, it has become an essential reference source in the study of modern French literature and culture. The bibliography is divided into three major divisions: general studies, author subjects (arranged alphabetically), and cinema. Number 58 in the series contains nearly 8,800 entries.

Guy Debord


Author: Anselm Jappe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520212053
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 188
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This is the first serious intellectual biography of Guy Debord, prime mover of the Situationist International (1957-1972) and author of The Society of the Spectacle, perhaps the seminal book of May 1968 in France. Anselm Jappe rejects recent attempts to set Debord up as a "postmodern" icon, arguing that he was a social theorist in the Hegelian-Marxist tradition--not a precursor of Jean Baudrillard but an heir of the young Georg Lukács of History and Class Consciousness (1923). Neither hagiographical nor sectarian, Guy Debord places its subject squarely in his historical context: the politicizing Letterist and Situationist "anti-artists" who, in the European aftermath of World War II, sought to criticize and transcend the Surrealist legacy. The book offers a lively, critical, and unusually reliable account of Debord's "last avant-garde" on its way from radical bohemianism to revolutionary theory. Jappe also discusses Debord's films, which are largely inaccessible at present. This English language edition of the book has been revised by the author and features an updated critical bibliography of Debord and the Situationists.

Critical Geographies

a collection of readings
Author: Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro
Publisher: Praxis ePress
ISBN: 0889555664
Category: Critical theory
Page: 728
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Guy Debord

revolution in the service of poetry
Author: Vincent Kaufmann
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 345
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In this ambitious and innovative biography, Kaufmann deftly locates his subject within the historical and intellectual context of the radical social, political, and artistic movements in which he participated.

Media Spectacle


Author: Douglas Kellner
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415268288
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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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.

Comments on the Society of the Spectacle


Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859841693
Category: Philosophy
Page: 94
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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.

The Society of the Spectacle


Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Bureau of Public Secrets
ISBN: 0939682060
Category: Philosophy
Page: 160
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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.”

Writing and Life, Literature and History

On Jorge Semprun
Author: Liran Razinsky
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300217226
Category: French literature
Page: 176
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In 1963, French-Spanish writer Jorge Semprun published Le Grand Voyage (The Long Voyage), a fictional account of his deportation to Buchenwald. Later, Semprun became an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and served as Spain's minister of culture. This volume of the Yale French Studies series constitutes an overall assessment of his work, spanning his broad range of genres and traditions. Including both new perspectives and pieces by authors who have written widely on Semprun, this volume is a refreshing and dynamic look at one of the twentieth-century's most interesting literary voices.

Work of Giorgio Agamben


Author: Justin Clemens
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074868901X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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This collection of essays, newly available in paperback, seeks to explore Agamben's work from philosophical and literary perspectives, thereby underpinning its place within larger debates in continental philosophy.

Giorgio Agamben

A Critical Introduction
Author: Leland de la Durantaye
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804761426
Category: Philosophy
Page: 463
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A critical introduction to the work of the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben.

Henri Lefebvre

A Critical Introduction
Author: Andrew Merrifield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135434964
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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Philosopher, sociologist and urban theorist, Henri Lefebvre is one of the great social theorists of the twentieth century. This accessible and innovative introduction to the work of Lefebvre combines biography and theory in a critical assessment of the dynamics of Lefebvre's character, thought, and times. Exploring key Lefebvrian concepts, Andy Merrifield demonstrates the evolution of Lefebvre's philosophy, while stressing the way his long and adventurous life of ideas and political engagement live on as an enduring and inspiring interrelated whole.

Bite Me

Food in Popular Culture
Author: Fabio Parasecoli
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847886043
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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Food is not only something we eat, it is something we use to define ourselves. Ingestion and incorporation are central to our connection with the world outside our bodies. Food's powerful social, economic, political and symbolic roles cannot be ignored - what we eat is a marker of power, cultural capital, class, ethnic and racial identity. Bite Me considers the ways in which popular culture reveals our relationship with food and our own bodies and how these have become an arena for political and ideological battles. Drawing on an extraordinary range of material - films, books, comics, songs, music videos, websites, slang, performances, advertising and mass-produced objects - Bite Me invites the reader to take a fresh look at today's products and practices to see how much food shapes our lives, perceptions and identities.

Alle Pferde des Königs


Author: Michèle Bernstein
Publisher: Edition Nautilus
ISBN: 396054166X
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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Gilles und Geneviève sind ein Paar und lieben beide Carole, die vor allem Gilles liebt, während Geneviève sich mit Bernard tröstet ... Inspiriert vom pseudo-skandalösen Erfolg von Roger Vadims Verfilmung der Liaisons dangereuses von Choder los de Laclos sowie vom Bestseller Bonjour Tristesse der jungen Françoise Sagan, persifliert Michèle Bernstein in ihrem Debütroman von 1960 sowohl de Laclos als auch Sagan. Das war auf mehreren Ebenen ein Erfolg: als Geldquelle für die radikalste, aber mittellose Avantgarde ihrer Zeit, die Situationisten. In der literarischen Welt provozierte die 28-jährige selbstbewusste Autorin einen Skandal - ihr eigentlich als Witz gemeinter Roman zielte gegen die zeitgenössische französische Literatur und den psychologischen Roman, den die Situationisten verachteten. Und schließlich gibt der Roman auch einen spielerischen Einblick in das Privatleben der Pariser Situationisten. Denn Geneviève ist ein nur flüchtig kaschiertes Alter Ego von Michèle Bernstein selbst, und ihr Mann Gilles ist unschwer als Guy Debord zu erkennen. Alle Pferde des Königs ist ein flirrendes, höchst unterhaltsames und enthüllendes Dokument der Pariser Außenseiter der 50er Jahre.