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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Review: The Society of the SpectacleUser 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 SpectacleUser 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