Society Of The Spectacle

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Bread and Circuses Publishing, Oct 1, 2012 - Political Science - 90 pages
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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.
 

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User 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

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User 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

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