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The society of the spectacle

Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: New York : Zone Books, 1994.
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"Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative as Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960s 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 twentieth century. Now finally available in a superb English translation  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Debord, Guy, 1931-1994.
Society of the spectacle.
New York : Zone Books, 1994
(OCoLC)648497210
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Debord
ISBN: 0942299795 9780942299793 0942299809 9780942299809
OCLC Number: 20391885
Language Note: Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith.
Description: 154 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to the third French edition --
Separation perfected --
The commodity as spectacle --
Unity and division within appearances --
The proletariat as subject and representation --
Time and history --
Spectacular time --
Environmental planning --
Negation and consumption in the cultural sphere --
Ideology in material form.
Other Titles: Société du spectacle.
Responsibility: Guy Debord.

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"Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative as Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960s 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 twentieth century. Now finally available in a superb English translation approved by the author, Debord's text remains as crucial as ever for understanding the contemporary effects of power, which are increasingly inseparable from the new virtual worlds of our rapidly changing image/information culture."--Jacket.

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