Society of the Spectacle
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 new edition is the Ken Knabb translation. Certainly it has the most "modern" design of all three editions, as well as a short new introduction from the translator.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - albertgoldfain - LibraryThing
Read along with this selection for the Partially Examined Life podcast. Debrod is clever, complex and, ultimately overly-pessimistic. Although in the leftist/Marxist mold, this particular work ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mducman - LibraryThing
After years of reading references to it, finally made my way through The Society of the Spectacle. The text is full of gems and retains its relevance, perhaps even more so in our hyper-mediated ... Read full review