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.

Radical Thinkers

Author: Verso Books,Etienne Balibar,Jeremy Bentham,Guy Debord,Fredric Jameson,Sebastiano Timpanaro,Immanuel Wallerstein

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844676781

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2686

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This shrinkwrapped set contains twelve Verso Radical Thinkers volumes at a discounted price: Machiavelli and Us by Louis Althusser Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities by Etienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein Passwords by Jean Baudrillard The Panopticon Writings by Jeremy Bentham Comments on the Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes) by Hal Foster Critique of Economic Reason by Andre Gorz Brecht and Method by Fredric Jameson The Politics of Time: Modernity and Avant-Garde by Peter Osborne Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory by Edward W. Soja Freudian Slip: Psychoanalysis and Textual Criticism by Sebastiano Timpanaro Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left by Slavoj Zizek, Ernesto Laclau, and Judith Butler

Beautiful Trouble

A Toolbox For Revolution (Pocket Edition)

Author: Andrew Boyd,David Oswald Mitchell

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 1939293162

Category: Art

Page: 140

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Banksy, the Yes Men, Gandhi, Starhawk: the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest is now in the hands of the next generation of change-makers, thanks to Beautiful Trouble. Sophisticated enough for veteran activists, accessible enough for newbies, this compact pocket edition of the bestselling Beautiful Trouble is a book that’s both handy and inexpensive. Showcasing the synergies between artistic imagination and shrewd political strategy, this generously illustrated volume can easily be slipped into your pocket as you head out to the streets. This is for everyone who longs for a more beautiful, more just, more livable world – and wants to know how to get there. Includes a new introduction by the editors. Contributors include: Celia Alario • Andy Bichlbaum • Nadine Bloch • L. M. Bogad • Mike Bonnano • Andrew Boyd • Kevin Buckland • Doyle Canning • Samantha Corbin • Stephen Duncombe • Simon Enoch • Janice Fine • Lisa Fithian • Arun Gupta • Sarah Jaffe • John Jordan • Stephen Lerner • Zack Malitz • Nancy L. Mancias • Dave Oswald Mitchell • Tracey Mitchell • Mark Read • Patrick Reinsborough • Joshua Kahn Russell • Nathan Schneider • John Sellers • Matthew Skomarovsky • Jonathan Matthew Smucker • Starhawk • Eric Stoner • Harsha Walia

The Revolution of Everyday Life

Author: Raoul Vaneigem,Donald Nicholson-Smith

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604866780

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 3035

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.

Guy Debord

Author: Anselm Jappe

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1629634689

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 9992

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 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: 6349

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

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

View: 585

First official English translation of cult philosophy title by French Situationists featuring Guy Debord.

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.

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.

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.

Communism for Kids

Author: Bini Adamczak,Jacob Blumenfeld,Sophie Lewis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262339498

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true? This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism. Offering relief for many who have been numbed by Marxist exegesis and given headaches by the earnest pompousness of socialist politics, it presents political theory in the simple terms of a children's story, accompanied by illustrations of lovable little revolutionaries experiencing their political awakening.It all unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers--not to mention a Ouija board, a talking chair, and a big pot called "the state." Before they know it, readers are learning about the economic history of feudalism, class struggles in capitalism, different ideas of communism, and more. Finally, competition between two factories leads to a crisis that the workers attempt to solve in six different ways (most of them borrowed from historic models of communist or socialist change). Each attempt fails, since true communism is not so easy after all. But it's also not that hard. At last, the people take everything into their own hands and decide for themselves how to continue. Happy ending? Only the future will tell. With an epilogue that goes deeper into the theoretical issues behind the story, this book is perfect for all ages and all who desire a better world.

The Lonely Crowd

Author: David Riesman,Nathan Glazer,Reuel Denney

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300174144

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 9104

The Lonely Crowd is considered by many to be the most influential book of the twentieth century. Its now-classic analysis of the 'new middle class' in terms of inner-directed and other-directed social character opened exciting new dimensions in our understanding of the psychological, political, and economic problems that confront the individual in contemporary American society. The 1969 abridged and revised edition of the book is now reissued with a new foreword by Todd Gitlin that explains why the book is still relevant to our own era.

Notes on the Death of Culture

Essays on Spectacle and Society

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374710317

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7787

A provocative essay collection that finds the Nobel laureate taking on the decline of intellectual life In the past, culture was a kind of vital consciousness that constantly rejuvenated and revivified everyday reality. Now it is largely a mechanism of distraction and entertainment. Notes on the Death of Culture is an examination and indictment of this transformation—penned by none other than Mario Vargas Llosa, who is not only one of our finest novelists but one of the keenest social critics at work today. Taking his cues from T. S. Eliot—whose essay "Notes Toward a Definition of Culture" is a touchstone precisely because the culture Eliot aimed to describe has since vanished—Vargas Llosa traces a decline whose ill effects have only just begun to be felt. He mourns, in particular, the figure of the intellectual: for most of the twentieth century, men and women of letters drove political, aesthetic, and moral conversations; today they have all but disappeared from public debate. But Vargas Llosa stubbornly refuses to fade into the background. He is not content to merely sign a petition; he will not bite his tongue. A necessary gadfly, the Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa, here vividly translated by John King, provides a tough but essential critique of our time and culture.

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.

Fascist Spectacle

The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini's Italy

Author: Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520226771

Category: History

Page: 303

View: 8542

Fascist Spectacle traces the narrative path that accompanied the making of the fascist regime and the construction of Mussolini's power, arguing that aesthetic notions of politics guided fascist power's historical unfolding.

The Society of the Spectacle: The LISP Translation

Author: Jason Hoelscher

Publisher: Pope Gus the First

ISBN: 0578028212

Category: Humor

Page: 122

View: 2399

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.