GI DEBOR (Guy Debord, ): Alkohol, maloletnice, Marks i Dada. To nikako spektakla, izrodila kombinaciju te dve forme: integrisani spektakl. Guy Louis Debord was a French Marxist theorist, philosopher, filmmaker, member of the Letterist International, founder of a Letterist faction, and founding. The Society of the Spectacle is a work of philosophy and Marxist critical theory by Guy Debord, in which the author develops and presents the concept of .

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Re-read this bad boy for research purposes. Maybe that helps explain the fact that it struck me as being at times very cutting-edge, and at others quite out-of-date.

The Society of the Spectacle

Would have been better with some concrete examples, hence Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation. Debord’s mother, Paulette Rossi, sent Guy to live with his grandmother in her family villa in Italy. OK, on to the greater book and, hopefully, greater comprehension on my part. A prolonged meditation in which self-immolation is imminent, and also elusive. The art of the change must carry within itself the ephemeral principle it discovers in the world.

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It’s wise to realize that it’s a show The structure seems haphazard. I thought this was great. Therefor, humanity supports a system, we do not have a system that supports our humanity. Now finally ava Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative as Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle.


Or, more accurately, he explores the contingencies of this phenomenon. Retrieved 14 July How much is my own writing a part of the spectacle and what can I do to liberate humanity from the a-historical spectacular class stasis? Dec 28, George-Icaros Babassakis rated it it was amazing Shelves: In questo modo il potere manipola.

Its proponents would probably argue I’m not only made deluded by false consciousness but also missing the point.

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Anonymity Concentration of media ownership Freedom of speech Media bias Privacy. Semiotics was also a major influence, particularly the work of his contemporary, Roland Barthes, who was the first to envisage bourgeois society as a spectacle, and to study in detail the political function of fashion within that spectacle.

Debord’s awkward poetry might appeal to insecure amateur intellectuals of the Marxist persuasion, who prefer the sentiments to the ‘science’ of Marx’s work. Debord was deeply distressed by the hegemony of governments and media over everyday life through mass production and consumption.

In one case state power personalizes itself as a pseudo-star; in another a star of consumption gets elected as a pseudo-power over the lived. The spectacle’s message is: In a consumer society, social life is not about living, but about having; the spectacle uses the image to convey what people need and must have. Which is another way of saying that the history of ideologies, plural, is over. Feb 14, jeremy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Think mobile phones, internet, Blackberries, Facebook, Twitter, clictivism, Google, if you still that it’s far-fetched.


This is known as the reactionary effect of modern society to most efficiently make use of its space in an exponentially growing population that seeks economic welfare in cities.

Guy Debord

THE book about how the technological spectacle consumes us and gives us A. It is definitely recommended to see the film he made by the same title, which has spell-binding footage of uprisings in multiple countries, lots of topless women and dictators of the world Jan 07, Elisabeth rated it really liked it.

Firstly, that he has to move to remain in the same spot.

Andrew Hussey spektkla the death of a turbulent thinker”. Nice legacy of anxiety across the generations as captured in the phenomena of perpetual perceived election.

Vaneigem wrote a biting criticism of Debord and the International. Now, in my wizened old-age I get a lot more of it, and at least have the knowledge to know most of what I am not getting. Paperbackpages.

Though I imagine translation is partly to blame for that. The spectacle ‘subjects human beings to itself’. Wright Millsauthor of White Collar: