Society Of The Spectacle


Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Bread and Circuses Publishing
ISBN: 1617508306
Category: Political Science
Page: 90
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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.

The Society of the Spectacle


Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781944234041
Category:
Page: 146
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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
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.”

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 Spectacle of Disintegration: Situationist Passages Out of the Twentieth Century


Author: McKenzie Wark
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844679578
Category: History
Page: 240
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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.

Guy Debord


Author: Anselm Jappe
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1629634689
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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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.

The Spectacle 2.0

Reading Debord in the Context of Digital Capitalism
Author: Emiliana Armano
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781911534440
Category:
Page: 239
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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
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520210271
Category: History
Page: 251
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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

The Revolution of Everyday Life


Author: Raoul Vaneigem,Donald Nicholson-Smith
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604866780
Category: History
Page: 266
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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.

Beneath the Paving Stones

Situationists and the Beach, May 1968
Author: Dark Star (Firm)
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781902593388
Category: History
Page: 120
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There's a new generation in the streets throwing bricks.

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.

The real split in the International

theses on the Situationist International and its time, 1972
Author: Guy Debord,Gianfranco Sanguinetti,John McHale,Internationale situationniste
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 184
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First official English translation of cult philosophy title by French Situationists featuring Guy Debord.

Panegyric


Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859846650
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 181
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"I have written less than most writers. But I have drunk far more than most drinkers. All my life I have seen only troubled times, extreme divisions in society, and immense destruction; I have joined in these troubles. My method will be very simple. I will tell of what I have loved; and, in this light, everything else will become evident... Over the years, more than half the people I knew well had sojourned one or several times in the prisons of various countries; many, no doubt, for political reasons, but all the same a greater number for common law offenses or crimes. So I met mainly rebels or the poor. Our only manifestations, which remained rather rare and bried in the first years, were meant to be completely unacceptable; at first, especially by their form and, later, as they acquired depth, especially by their content. They were not accepted." –Guy Debord Guy Debord, as founding and pivotal figure of the Situationist International, pursued one of the twentieth century's most arch and exciting assaults on modern life. His 1967 Society of the Spectacle (followed, twenty years later, by Comments on the Society of the Spectacle) was a fierce critique of late-capitalist culture and became the signal text for those involved in the political events of May 1968 and beyond. Panegyric is Debord's audacious autobiography, and here for the first time in English is the second, beautifully illustrated volume published together with the spare and classical text of the first. A rare combination of poetry and precision, it tells of something even rarer: a life that refused to adjust to the dominant malignancies of its time.

The Cinematic Mode of Production

Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle
Author: Jonathan Beller
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611683823
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
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A revolutionary reconceptualization of capital and perception during the twentieth century.

Public Secrets


Author: Ken Knabb
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 408
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The greatest hits, and a fine read for anyone interested in situationist ideas, anarchism, the 60s counterculture and beyond. Includes both two substantial new texts - 'The Joy Of Revolution' and 'Autobiography, ' and reprints of all his old pamphlets, co-authored work, and translations of various situationist texts. A veritable treasure trove of pamphlets, texts, posters, comics, articles, leaflets and essays. Over 400 pages, and every one is a winner!

Society of the Spectacle and Other Films


Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Autonomedia
ISBN: 9780946061068
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 136
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"The specialists of the cinema said that its revolutionary politics were bad; the politicians among all the left-wing illusionists said that it was bad cinema. But when one is at once a revolutionary and a filmmaker, one may easily demonstrate that their general bitterness derives from the obvious fact that the film in question is the exact critique of the society which they do not know how to combat; and a first example of the cinema which they do not know how to make." [Guy Debord, on his film 'Society Of The Spectacle'] Presented for the first time in English, this volume includes the full texts of Debord's first 5 films, with an introduction explaining, amongst other things, why Debord is determined that the films should never again be shown.

Correspondence

The Foundation of the Situationist International (June 1957-August 1960)
Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Semiotext
ISBN: 9781584350552
Category: Art
Page: 397
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Letters by writer, filmmaker, and cultural revolutionary Guy Debord conjure a vivid picture of the dynamic first years of the Situationist International movement.

The Culture of Punishment

Prison, Society, and Spectacle
Author: Michelle Brown
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081479145X
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
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America is the most punitive nation in the world, incarcerating more than 2.3 million people—or one in 136 of its residents. Against the backdrop of this unprecedented mass imprisonment, punishment permeates everyday life, carrying with it complex cultural meanings. In The Culture of Punishment, Michelle Brown goes beyond prison gates and into the routine and popular engagements of everyday life, showing that those of us most distanced from the practice of punishment tend to be particularly harsh in our judgments. The Culture of Punishment takes readers on a tour of the sites where culture and punishment meet—television shows, movies, prison tourism, and post 9/11 new war prisons—demonstrating that because incarceration affects people along distinct race and class lines, it is only a privileged group of citizens who are removed from the experience of incarceration. These penal spectators, who often sanction the infliction of pain from a distance, risk overlooking the reasons for democratic oversight of the project of punishment and, more broadly, justifications for the prohibition of pain.

Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Stephen Eric Bronner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190692693
Category: Philosophy
Page: 168
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Critical theory emerged in the 1920s from the work of the Frankfurt School, the circle of German-Jewish academics who sought to diagnose -- and, if at all possible, cure -- the ills of society, particularly fascism and capitalism. In this book, Stephen Eric Bronner provides sketches of leading representatives of the critical tradition (such as George Lukács and Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse and Jurgen Habermas) as well as many of its seminal texts and empirical investigations. This Very Short Introduction sheds light on the cluster of concepts and themes that set critical theory apart from its more traditional philosophical competitors. Bronner explains and discusses concepts such as method and agency, alienation and reification, the culture industry and repressive tolerance, non-identity and utopia. He argues for the introduction of new categories and perspectives for illuminating the obstacles to progressive change and focusing upon hidden transformative possibilities. In this newly updated second edition, Bronner targets new academic interests, broadens his argument, and adapts it to a global society amid the resurgence of right-wing politics and neo-fascist movements.