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.

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: The LISP Translation


Author: Jason Hoelscher
Publisher: Pope Gus the First
ISBN: 0578028212
Category: Humor
Page: 122
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Long considered a crucial text in the study of modernity, capitalism and power, Guy Debord's "The Society of the Spectacle" returns in a powerful new edition, "The Society of the Spectacle: The Lisp Translation." Prescient in its description of the immersive power of image and virtuality in everyday life, "The Society of the Spectacle" becomes more relevant every year as contemporary culture becomes further enmeshed within the seductive lure of the spectacle. A difficult read that more than rewards the reader's effort and attention, "The Society of the Spectacle: The Lisp Translation" will clarify many heretofore slippery ideas, and is certain to become the authoritative translation of its kind for decades to come.

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.

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.

Kindheit und Geschichte

Zerstörung der Erfahrung und Ursprung der Geschichte
Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518223796
Category:
Page: 207
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Elementarteilchen

Roman
Author: Michel Houellebecq
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832187715
Category: Fiction
Page: 358
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Michel Houellebecqs visionärer Gesellschaftsroman - erstmals auch als E-Book! ELEMENTARTEILCHEN ist der unmoralische Roman eines großen Moralisten: Michel Houellebecq berichtet in präziser Sprache und mit minuziöser Sachlichkeit vom glücklosen Leben der Halbbrüder Bruno und Michel, erst in der französischen Provinz, dann in Paris. Sie teilen eine egoistisch lieblose Mutter aus der 68er Generation, die sich ihrer sexuellen Selbstverwirklichung ausschweifend widmet – und sie teilen ihre von kalter Einsamkeit geprägte lebenslange Verstörung. Bruno, der Ältere, wird zum sexmanischen Opfer seiner fanatisch-verzweifelten Obsessionen. Michel ist Molekularbiologe und verbringt sein autistisches Forscherleben zwischen Supermarkt und Psychopharmaka – bis er in einem gentechnischen Institut in Irland das unsterbliche und geschlechtslose menschliche Wesen klont – die Vision jenseits des Egoismus und sexuellen Elends. Mit Michel und Bruno entwirft Michel Houellebecq zwei Lebensläufe am „Ende der alten Ordnung". ELEMENTARTEILCHEN ist ein visionärer Gesellschaftsroman, voll Verachtung für den Fin-de-siècle-Materialismus und ein Abgesang auf unsere Zeit.

Integrale Vision

eine kurze Geschichte der integralen Spiritualität
Author: Ken Wilber
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783466345083
Category: Spiritualität - Integrale Philosophie
Page: 230
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Aufzeichnungen eines Blinden

das Selbstporträt und andere Ruinen
Author: Jacques Derrida,Michael Wetzel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783770530182
Category: Blind in art
Page: 166
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Die Akte Trump


Author: David Cay Johnston
Publisher: Ecowin
ISBN: 3711051839
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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DER NEUE US-PRÄSIDENT – WER IST DONALD TRUMP? In Die Akte Trump zeigt Pulitzerpreisträger David Cay Johnston den Aufstieg des 45. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten – angefangen bei Kindheit und Erziehung bis zum erbitterten Wahlkampf gegen Hillary Clinton. Mithilfe zahlreicher Interviews, Gerichtsakten und Finanzdokumente wird das Gefl echt aus Lügen und Halbwahrheiten rund um Donald Trump entwirrt und offengelegt. Wer ist der mächtigste Mann der Welt? Sachlich und fundiert entwirft David Cay Johnston ein vollständiges, brandaktuelles und mitunter erschreckendes Bild des neuen US-Präsidenten. "Was Johnston über den neuen Präsidenten erzählt, ist beeindruckend. Näher kann man Trump zurzeit wohl nicht kommen." Süddeutsche Zeitung "David Cay Johnston gehört zu den Wenigen, die das komplexe trumpsche Firmengeflecht durchdrungen und hinter die vergoldeten Kulissen geblickt haben." Der Spiegel Die Akte Trump "enthüllt die dubiosen Geschäfte des Donald Trump – und seine Skrupellosigkeit selbst gegenüber der eigenen Familie". Stern