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

View: 9567

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.

The Society of the Spectacle

Author: Guy Debord

Publisher: Bureau of Public Secrets

ISBN: 0939682060

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 7440

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.”

Molekulares Rot

Theorie für das Anthropozän

Author: McKenzie Wark

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3957574412

Category: History

Page: 392

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»Vielleicht brauchen wir eine neue kritische Theorie. Oder eine neu-alte, denn wie sich herausstellt, gab es bereits einmal eine kraftvolle und originelle Denkströmung, die in einem früheren, gescheiterten Versuch, die Vorgeschichte – die Zeit vor dem Anthropozän – zu beenden, beinahe ausgelöscht worden wäre.« Im Rückgriff auf die Ideengeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, insbesondere auf Alexander Bogdanov und Andrej Platonow, versucht McKenzie Wark in diesem radikalen Großessay die Grundlegung einer Theorie für das Anthropozän. Er fordert dabei einen alternativen – und keinen spekulativen – Realismus. Einen Realismus, der für plurale, sich mit anderen Geschichten befassende Narrative offen ist. Im Schatten der Kohlenstoffbefreiungsfront ruft er dazu auf, eine neue Poetik und Technik zur Wissensorganisation zu erschaffen, und wagt es, die Misere unserer Zeit neu zu denken.

Guy Debord

Author: Anselm Jappe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520212053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 2531

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.

Hardcore Zen

Punk Rock, Monsterfilme & die Wahrheit über alles

Author: Brad, Warner

Publisher: Aurum Verlag

ISBN: 3899015002

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 5897

Alles außer Erleuchtung! So könnte man Brad Warners provokatives Zen-Buch umreißen. Hinterfrag' Autorität. Hinterfrag' die Gesellschaft. Hinterfrag' die Realität. Hinterfrag' dich selbst. Hinterfrag' deine Schlussfolgerungen, deine Urteile, deine Antworten. Und wenn du alles gründlich hinterfragt hast, wird dich die Wahrheit vielleicht spontan am Kopf treffen... Aber sie wird nicht das sein, was du erwartest. Ein Buch für eine neue Generation von Buddhisten!

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.

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

View: 571

A revolutionary reconceptualization of capital and perception during the twentieth century.

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Roman

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455812546

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9080

Eine literarischeTour de force von einem der wichtigsten zeitgenössischen Autoren Englands. 1918: Audrey Death, Feministin, Sozialistin und Arbeiterin in einer Londoner Munitionsfabrik, fällt der Europäischen Schlafkrankheit zum Opfer, eine Epidemie, die sich in ganz Europa ausbreitete, ein Drittel seiner Opfer tötete und ein zweites Drittel in die Irrenhäuser jener Zeit verbannte. 1971: Zachary Busner, Psychiater, entdeckt bei seinem Antrittsbesuch im Friern Mental Hospital eine ältere Frau, die dort seit 49 Jahren vor sich hin dämmert, kann ihre Krankheit richtig behandeln und holt sie ins Leben zurück - mit ungeahnten Folgen. Audreys Erinnerungen an eine untergegangene Welt, ihre Familie, die sie vergaß, ihre Liebhaber und ihr Engagement für die Sozialisten, verwebt Will Self mit Busners Versuchen, Licht in ihre verschattete Welt zu bringen, und mit den Erinnerungen, die der Jahrzehnte später pensionierte Psychiater hat an jene Zeit und seine Patientin, die er in ein Leben zurückgeholt hat, das nicht mehr ihres werden konnte.