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Review: The Society of the Spectacle

User Review  - Kevin Wright - Goodreads

It is hard to cast a mere few words towards the unambiguous judgment of this work. Debord's chief aesthetic concern in writing this book was the emulation of Marx's "insurrectionary style". Though the ... Read full review

Review: The Society of the Spectacle

User Review  - Mustafa Al-Laylah - Goodreads

I've purchased and given this book away more times than I can possibly remember. One of the great works of Situationism in general and Debord in particular. I find this work to become more and more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ernest Hogan - Goodreads

McLuhanoid Marxist theory that predicts our information age, and has some very interesting concepts about time that are helping me with some time travel conceptualizing I need for one of my novels. Read full review

Review: The Society of the Spectacle

User Review  - Jacob - Goodreads

Debord's critique of the spectacle is crazy. If you are willing to trudge through this work (which isn't very long, but very dense), I suspect your view will change in regard to the commodification of ... Read full review

Review: The Society of the Spectacle

User Review  - JJ Weber - Goodreads

Good critique silly vision of a society run by a Jedi Council Read full review

Review: The Society of the Spectacle

User Review  - Elise Buckley - Goodreads

I feel like this should be required reading for our entire generation. But I also know this book will never become widely read. Read full review

Review: The Society of the Spectacle

User Review  - James Curcio - Goodreads

It's hard to believe Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle was first published in the 60s. Consider the world we live in today: a world of social media, where the mediated space is on equal footing ... Read full review

Review: The Society of the Spectacle

User Review  - Sean Trott - Goodreads

Many of the arguments went over my head, unfortunately - probably some combination of lack of insightfulness on my part and knowledge of the many references Debord makes to Hegel, Engels, Marx, etc ... Read full review

Review: The Society of the Spectacle

User Review  - Arturo Bandini - Goodreads

Vicious and angry, moralistic and fist punching, more of a manifesto then philosophy, which falls flat, like all manifestos, when trying to come to life. Read full review

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User Review  - Ginger Price - Goodreads

Interesting, but I get sick of all the angst against the system Read full review

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