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The Society of the Spectacle

The Society of the Spectacle

  • Author: Guy Debord
  • Publisher: Zone Books (NY)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 154
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Analyzes the relationship of power, bureaucracy, and change in modern society

Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

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.

Society Of The Spectacle

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: The LISP Translation

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.

The Cinematic Mode of Production

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.

The Spectacle of Disintegration: Situationist Passages Out of the Twentieth Century

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.

Media Spectacle

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.

Guy Debord

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.

The Guardian of the Spectacle

The Guardian of the Spectacle

  • Author: Krister Bladh
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557475228
  • Category:
  • Page: 76
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How can the graphic design of a popular, contemporary daily newspaper be 'détourned' to reveal its ideological function? This question is addressed in a new undergraduate thesis at Malmö University, Sweden, based on an ideological analysis of The Guardian. Using Guy Debord and the Situationists method of détournement, five of its front pages have been redesign and printed as an implementation of the conclusions drawn. The prints were sent back to the editors as a reversed subscription.