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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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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Guy Debord. Fascism is a state of siege in capitalist society, by means of which this society saves itself and gives itself stop-gap rationalization by making the State intervene massively in its management.

It only took pages to change our world.

Revisiting the Society of the Spectacle in the post-9/11 world

Eerily prescient, and still a brilliant read about the alienation of labor, the advertisement of time, and the banalization of space. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Although it says here that I have read it only once I feel as if I have read it at least three times. It is an organ of yes. The book was already written like a script”. But like most in its genre, due to the jargon it relies on as a crutch of legitimacy, it’s pointless to read from a theoretical perspective if you don’t have academic experience with Marxism or metaphysics, and mostly pointless to read if you do.

Dec 28, George-Icaros Babassakis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving…. A great text about the repackaging of culture and the coersion of visual freedom.

This thought is totally conditioned by the fact that it cannot recognize, and does not want to recognize, its own material dependence on the spectacular system. Sep 15, Tosh rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Organizations and groups Adbusters Crass CrimethInc.

The abstractifying of all individual labor and the general abstractness of what is produced are perfectly reflected in the spectacle, whose manner of being concrete is precisely abstraction.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In essence, everything that was once lived, had receded in consumption, with eventually only the representation of consumption being important in social interaction. The passages are extremely paradoxical. The spectacle is constantly present since it monopolizes the majority of work and leisure times.

Guy Debord – Wikipedia

As founder of the Spekgakla, it has been suggested that Debord felt driven to generalize and define the values, ideas, and characteristics of the entire group, which may have contributed to his hand-picking and expulsion of members. Debord’s last film, “Son Art et Son Temps”, was not produced during his lifetime.

En resumen, la causalidad del mundo drustv espectaculo esta estructurada por un conjunto de imagenes fetichizadas con capacidades autopoieticas e hiperleticas que fungen como instancia de lo real en la que todo fenomeno debe ser inscrita para salir del solipsismo ciego en que ha quedado aprisionado en mundo de la “materialidad”. En fin, una lectura muy estimulante.

Bureau of Public Secrets, You will find that here and there one of Debord’s drusfvo statements will ring perfectly true and make its point, but this is so rare that it isn’t worth the effort to plow through all the rest.

He was murdered by the thoughtlessness and selfishness of so-called scholars primarily trendy lit-criters who colonized his brilliant ideas and transformed his radical politics into an academic status symbol not worth the pulp it’s spektakpa on…” [18].

Fascism was an extremist defense of the bourgeois economy threatened by crisis and by proletarian subversion.

The Society of the Spectacle

Most are well-aware of Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman and the Propaganda Model presented in Manufacturing Consent, of how the media is pure propaganda. It’s not that he has nothing meaningful to say. Even for a theoretical text written by an extreme leftist, in the late sixties, in Paris, this is a convoluted read. On 29 Januaryfifteen years after his death, Christine AlbanelMinister of Cultureclassified the archive of his works as a ” national treasure ” in response to a sale request by Yale University.


The spectacle exists because it has created itself to exist and therefore it must exist. Where Vaneigem was speaking more positively about what could be done, Debord is outlining the problem as the Situationists’ critique understood it. Another prediction was made that the production of wealth on the basis of knowledge instead of material good will become increasingly the economic engine of modern economies.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Retrieved 19 May Firstly, that he has to move to remain in the same spot. THE book about how the technological spectacle consumes us and gives us A. In Debord’s terms, situationists defined the spectacle as an assemblage of social relations transmitted via the imagery of class power, and as a period of capitalist development wherein “all that was once lived has moved into representation”.

Guy Debord’s best known works are his theoretical books, The Society of the Spectacle [10] and Comments on the Society of the Spectacle. For the town in Kentucky, see Debord, Kentucky. Classical Marxism Impossibilism Libertarian socialism Luxemburgism.

Debord pinta un panorama desolador y no puedo evitar ver en parte a nuestro mundo reflejado en lo que dice.

It worked as a final statement where Debord recounted his works and a cultural documentary of “his time”. Feb 19, Mateo R. Leaving the twentieth century: The art of the change must carry within itself the ephemeral principle it rrustvo in the world.

Everybody acknowledge we live in the society of spectacle, but either don’t believe its rules apply to them or adopt a defeatist attitude towards it.

The Society of the Spectacle. If nothing else those same student activists had to have had some faith in the ideas put forth here.

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