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Soci�t� du Spectacle

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ISBN-10: 0934868077

ISBN-13: 9780934868075

Edition: 2002

Authors: Guy Debord

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The Das Kapital of the 20th century. 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 up to the present, 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 is the original translation by Fredy Perlman, kept in print continuously for the last 30 years, keeping the flame alive when no-one else cared.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Black & Red
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Guy Debord was an experimental film-maker, essayist and cultural critic, founder and autocratic head of the Situationist International, ideologue and activist. His text the Society of the Spectacle, also made into a film, remains today one of the great theoretical works on modern-day capital, cultural imperialism, and the role of mediation in social relationships. After the dissolution of the Situationist International, Debord was tangentially implicated in the assassination of his friend and publisher G�rard Lebovici. the accusations infuriated Debord, and he consequently prohibited the showing of his films in France during his lifetime. Debord continued writing, and in 1989 he published…    

Preface to the Third French Editionp. 7
Separation Perfectedp. 11
The Commodity as Spectaclep. 25
Unity and Division Within Appearancesp. 35
The Proletariat as Subject and Representationp. 47
Time and Historyp. 91
Spectacular Timep. 109
Environmental Planningp. 119
Negation and Consumption in the Cultural Spherep. 129
Ideology in Material Formp. 149
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