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The Society of the Spectacle I read Society of the Spectacle way back in college when one is young and naive, and you re supposed to care about heady, outdated French philosophy that is utterly disconnected from the real But now that I m older and I have a world of experience to draw from, I m fairly certain it wouldn t resonate as it once did To wit, the so called radical situationist ethic is now a totally mainstream, mass media commodity in and of itself Beijing hosts pillow fight flash mobs in Tian anmen square, I read Society of the Spectacle way back in college when one is young and naive, and you re supposed to care about heady, outdated French philosophy that is utterly disconnected from the real But now that I m older and I have a world of experience to draw from, I m fairly certain it wouldn t resonate as it once did To wit, the so called radical situationist ethic is now a totally mainstream, mass media commodity in and of it 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. Try on these spectacular spectacles and look around you Essential reading for every psychogeographer Re read this bad boy for research purposes The spectacle is a concept that s very swanky to talk about in dinner parties like George Orwell s 1984, but it is often simplified and, ironically enough, objectified by its debaters 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.What is the spectacle, then Debord has a great way of summarizing it the colonization of human life by commodities It s Re read this bad boy for research purposes The spectacle is a concept that s very swanky to tal I gave this Guy a chance.In any expository writing, particularly when persuasion is the goal, the writing should be as clear as possible to reach the widest audience.This essay is laid out in numbered statements Some are only a sentence long, others may run a page or two, but all are written in a style that tells me the author isconcerned with his style than the content Perhaps this is the thing to do in intellectual circles, where stylish profundity that requires effort to decode is val I gave this Guy a chance.In any expository writing, particularly when persuasion is the goal, the writing should be as clear as possible to reach the widest audience.This essay is laid out in numbered statements Some are only a sentence long, others may run a page or two, but all are written in a style that tells me the author isconcerned with his style than the content Perhaps this is the thing to do in intellectual circles, where stylish profundity that requires effort to decode is valued.See if you can figure out what the following means This is statement number 56 The spectacle, like modern society itself, is at once united and divided The unity of each is based on violent divisions But when the contradiction emerges in the spectacle, it is itself contradicted by a reversal of its meaning t This book is very difficult to read for several reasons It is a very direct translation from the original French text The Situations had developed their own vocabulary to describe what were then new and unidentified sociological phenomena we now have a different lexicon to describe thiswidely acknowledged phenomena today Debord, in this book, practices what he preached with the Situationists in his use of detournment the reuse of elements of well known media to create a new work w This book is very difficult to read for several reasons It is a very direct translation from the original French text The Situations had developed their own vocabulary to des It only took 154 pages to change our world Guy Debord s manifesto book length essay that is truly a masterpiece of political writing that borders on the poetic It is also a crystal clear view how culture is formed in the 20th and of course the 21st century The theater is built in front us and we are lead to believe that we actually participate in its adventure As Johnny Rotten said at the last Sex Pistols concert in the late 70 s Have you ever felt the feeling that you have been had Wel It on I never went to university nor did the majority of my friends and so never received any manner of guidance or instruction, or even bar table theoretical bullshitting, at the academic level to go along with my burgeoning interest in philosophy, politics, and culture For better and for worse and mostly the latter I have carved my own path through the tangled thickets of critical genius and doctrinal snares, a haphazard sampling of great minds from across the ages, non systematic and initially s I never went to university nor did the majority of my friends and so never received any manner of guidance o The Society of the SpectacleReview in English below Debord, 67 68 The Society of the SpectacleReview in English below Debord, 67 68 98 08.I m not sure to what extend this particular greek translation is responsible of the difficulty of Debord s text, but it s certainly a demanding read that takes all the focus and devotion one can give it Yet, behind the writing style s excessive formality, lies a gospel which was published in 67 and

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