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    DescriptionFirst published in 1967, Guy Debord's stinging revolutionary critique ofcontemporary society, "The Society of the Spectacle" has since acquired acult status. Credited by many as being the inspiration for the ideasgenerated by the events of May 1968 in France, Debord's pitiless attackon commodity fetishism and its incrustation in the practices of everydaylife continues to burn brightly in today's age of satellite televisionand the soundbite. In "Comments on the Society of the Spectacle, " publishedtwenty years later, Debord returned to the themes of his previousanalysis and demonstrated how they were all the more relevant in aperiod when the "integrated spectacle" was dominant. Resolutely refusingto be reconciled to the system, Debord trenchantly slices through thedoxa and mystification offered tip by journalists and pundits to showhow aspects of reality as diverse as terrorism and the environment, theMafia and the media, were caught up in the logic of the spectacularsociety. Pointing the finger clearly at those who benefit from the logicof domination, Debord's "Comments" convey the revolutionary impulse atthe heart of situationism.


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    Title
    Comments on the Society of the Spectacle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Guy Debord
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 94
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844676729
    ISBN 10: 1844676722
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    BIC subject category V2: JFC
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    DC22: 301
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC subject category V2: JHB
    Abridged Dewey: 302
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HM1033 .D4313 1998
    Edition
    3
    Edition statement
    3rd
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    10 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Guy Debord was born in Paris in 1931 and committed suicide in 1994. A Marxist theorist, French writer, poet, filmmaker, hypergraphist and founding member of the groups Letterist International and Situationist International, Debord is best known as the leading theoretician of the situationist movement. His works translated into English include "The Society of the Spectacle," "Comments on the Society of the Spectacle," and "Panegyric."
    Review quote
    Guy Debord is a time bomb, and a difficult one to defuse.A" Michael Lowy