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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I keep coming back to it, and I keep finding turns of phrase and pieces of an argument that make me revisit and revise my political sense of the world around me.

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People associate with, and represent themselves through the images of the consumer driven spectacle. We are now living in an economy where a large percentage of wealth is extracted from purely skill based abstract application onto material wealth. It’s people arguing over iPhones vs Androids.

Debord recounted that, during his youth, he was allowed to do very little other than attend films. The style he uses is very challenging, although abbreviated and clear.

Debord pinta un panorama desolador y no puedo evitar ver en parte a nuestro mundo reflejado en lo que dice. Beijing hosts pillow fight flash mobs in Tian’anmen square, orchestrated with consumer electronics on high-speed internet connections; the next day, everyone goes about their business as usual.

I “discovered” this book in my junior year of high school. 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. Critics have stat I read this due to an interest in learning more about the history of the May demonstrations in France, the history of art, and druetvo Situationalists.


Unless the book really gripped me, my shelf life for reliable reading memory is about, oh, five years, max.

Guy Debord

What is the spectacle, then? In “The Society of the Spectacle,” Debord argues that it is the price put on art that destroys the integrity of the art object, not the material or the creation itself.

May 16, Daniel rated it it was ok Shelves: As a result, Debord attended high school in Cannes, where he began his interest in film and vandalism. The typical office worker—fretting over promotions, paying off a mortgage while saving for retirement, medicating himself with antidepressants and self-help books to stave off alienation-induced affects—is like a fish in water, unable to comprehend his world in terms of anything but the water, altogether never realizing he is in water because it is so deeply embedded in the foundation of his worldview, is the entirety of his lived experience.

The Society of the Spectacle

To liberate ourselves from the clutch of capital, to transcend the spectacle, reformist compromises or pseudo-revolutionary collective actions won’t help us since they do nothing but obey the “ruling laws of thought”.

Dec 28, George-Icaros Babassakis rated it it was amazing Shelves: And how are we going to stop it? Wikisource has original text related to this article: Celebrities exist to act out various styles spekrakla living and viewing society unfettered, free to express themselves globally.

Leaving the twentieth century: These are not the words of someone who is writing to the masses, the very masses that he is out support and enlighten! Debord was deeply distressed by the hegemony of governments and media deboed everyday life through mass production and consumption.


It is this aspect which draws me to the work, which suggests there is more to be mined from this… shall we call it an editorial?

But the idea of ‘spectacle’ being something part of our daily lives, not just in the media, of our consumer society as one of consuming spectacles spektakls everywhere, is under-studie THE book about how the technological spectacle consumes us and gives us A.

Who, apart from The Shadowknows? Guy Debord and the Situationist International. The hierarchical and dictatorial nature of the SI existed, however, in the groups that birthed it, including the Letterists and the Surrealists. Guy Debord’s best known works are his theoretical books, The Society of the Spectacle [10] and Comments gjy the Society of the Spectacle.

Guy Debord – Wikipedia

InDebord disbanded the Situationist International after its original members, including Asger Jorn and Raoul Vaneigemquit giy were expelled. The spectacle is the inverted image of society in which relations between commodities have supplanted relations between people, in which “passive identification with the spectacle supplants genuine activity”.

Re-read this bad boy for research purposes. In this age of museums, when artistic communication can no longer exist, all the former moments of art can be admitted equally, because they no longer suffer from the loss of their specific conditions of communication in the current general loss of the conditions of communication. The art of the change must carry within itself the ephemeral principle it discovers in the world.