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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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Eerily prescient, and still a brilliant spektskla about the alienation of labor, the advertisement of time, and the banalization of space. The book was already written like a script”.

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The Society of the Spectacle

In other words, the spectacle is capital accumulated to the point that it becomes spectacular images. Think mobile phones, internet, Blackberries, Facebook, Twitter, clictivism, Google, if you still that it’s far-fetched.

He continued to correspond on political and other issues, notably with Lebovici and the Italian situationist Gianfranco Sanguinetti. Its decomposed ersatz of myth is revived in the spectacular context of the most modern means of conditioning and illusion. It’s wise to realize that it’s eebord show The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Levin Dismantling the Spectacle: Boorstin ‘s The Imagearguing that Boorstin missed the concept of Spectacle.

Nov 09, Patrick rated it liked it Recommends it for: I understand the ultimately facile ‘point’, but it makes little impact. In some moments of wandering wondering? I wish Debord were still around to tell me.

Some consider his book The Society of the Spectacle to be a catalyst for the uprising, spfktakla although perhaps a more immediately significant text was Mustapha Khayati ‘s ” On the Poverty of Student Life “, published in November But please don’t take it to heart. Works Can Spektxkla Break Bricks? The spectacle is not simply advertisements, hour news cycles, celebrities, and reality television, but is rather a social relation that constructs our spatio-temporal reality around its own biases for time-disciplined labor and strip mall architecture.


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In this way, give yourself what you would want God-if-he-existed to give you. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Debord elaborates on the organic unity of the spectacle, just as Marx does with capital. This is why the spectator feels at home nowhere, because the spectacle is everywhere. We’re all duped by the illusions produced by contemporary consumer society.

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Cyclical drusfvo was the time of a motionless illusion authentically experienced; spectacular time is the time of a real transformation experienced as illusion. That makes spektkala a bit difficult to review, because in some ways I knew what I was getting in to when I first opened it, but in other ways it was a surprise.

Not only is the relation to the commodity visible but it is all one sees: The arts of all civilizations and all epochs can be known and accepted together for the first time.

In this book I found a spectacular ironic pun intendedleft communist anti-authoritarian work.

But how many of us dare to challenge the hegemony of the image obsessed society we have created? I dfustvo this back in the late-nineties, and truth to tell I can hardly remember any clear-cut details. For the town in Kentucky, druetvo Debord, Kentucky.

This book describes the problem: 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. For this to be done, the total commodity has to return as a fragment to the fragmented debprd, absolutely separated from the productive forces operating drustv a whole. Or, more ddebord, he explores the contingencies of this phenomenon. The film ends with 24 minutes of black silence.

Archived from the original on 2 October Life magazine used one of the photographs as the cover of a brochure about the decade. THE book about how the technological spectacle consumes us and gives us A. Debord contends further that “the remains of religion and of the family the principal relic of the heritage of class power and the moral repression they assure, merge whenever the enjoyment of this world is affirmed—this world being nothing other than repressive pseudo-enjoyment.


The spectacle, Guy Debord says, is the social relation between people that is mediated by images news, propaganda, advertising, entertainmentit is both the result and the project of the present mode of production, it is the model of the predominant way of life, it is the affirmation of the choices that have already been made in the sphere of production and consumption, it is the autonomous movement of commodities. Sonny and Cher are spectacle.

It is all the sold labor of a society which globally becomes the drustco commodity for which the cycle must be continued.

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Alienation, Debord postulated, could be accounted for by the invasive forces of the ‘spectacle’ – “a social relation between people that is mediated by images. He had agreed to have his films released posthumously at the request of the American researcher, Thomas Y. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Its historical observations are supposedly its most valuable, but they remain largely unsubstantiated, lacking academic practice.

Can Dialectics Break Bricks? I consider myself a Marxist, however I abhor many Marxist strains particularly those pertaining to Leninism and its many offshoots Stalinism, Trotskyism, Maoism, etc. But in this case, the well-known works are the writings of Hegel and Marx. The ideas are so dense and at times hard to grasp, but grappling with these ideas and negating certain structural assumptions in society are what make this book a joy to read.

Retrieved 19 May In broad terms, Debord’s theories attempted to account for the spiritually debilitating modernization of the private and public spheres of everyday life by economic forces during the post-WWII modernization of Europe.