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    DescriptionFirst published in 1972 in Paris, The Real Split in the International is regarded as one of Guy Debord's finest works. Exploding as politically revolutionary at the heart of the Paris 1968 uprisings, the Situationist International has proved a tenaciously compelling radical movement in terms of asthetics and political theory. This crucially important book is not only a philosophical landmark, it is also a cult classic that has has established the Situationist movement -- of which Debord was the key member -- as one of the most influential of the twentieth century. This new translation by John McHale is the first officially authorised in English. The book has previously been available only in underground or online formats, so McHale's work promises to bring the work of the Situationists to an even wider audience. The Real Split in the International sees Debord not only evaluate the movement as a whole, but also signal the end of it. For him, it had become clear that the Situationist's success had produced -- within its own ranks as well as outside them -- a host of fans and 'onlookers' who amounted to little more than consumers of a radicality that had become fashionable. In this way the movement had begun to encompass the very 'society of the spectacle' that the Situationists had challenged. There was a danger that Situationist theory could turn into ideology -- Debord's reaction was to break up the movement.

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    The Real Split in the International
    Situationist International
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    By (author) Situationist International, By (author) Guy Debord, Translated by John McHale
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 177 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 177 g
    ISBN 13: 9780745321271
    ISBN 10: 0745321275

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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
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    LC classification: HM8881, HN1 .V4513 2003
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    01 September 2003
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    John McHale has translated Alice Becker-Ho's Les Princes du Jargon, her L'Essence du Jargon and Guy Debord's Panegyrique Volume 2. He lives in London. Guy Debord was a revolutionary theorist, a film-maker, the indisputable head of the Situationists, and a key figure in the constellation of French theorists and intellectuals from the 1960s onwards. He committed suicide in 1995 at the age of 63. Identifying everyday life as the terrain of revolutionary activity, he added new and apposite dimensions to Marxist thinking in the late twentieth century:The Society of the Spectacle, his seminal work, characterised a society resting not only on the alienated labour of workers, but on the alienated lives of spectators.
    Table of contents
    Introduction Translator's Acknowledgements Theses on the Situationist International and its time, by Guy Debord and Gianfranco Sanguinetti Appendices 1. Notes to serve towards the history of the Situationist International from 1969 to 1971 2. On our enemies' decay 3. Guy Debord's report to the seventh Situationist International Conference in Paris (excerpts) 4. Raoul Vaneigem's letter of resignation 5. Communique from the Situationist International concerning Vaneigem 6. Declaration of the 11th November 1970 7. Statutes adopted at the Venice Conference on the 30th September 1969 (excerpt) 8. The detournements in the Theses on the Situationist International and its time 9. Detournement as negation and prelude (Guy Debord in issue n * 3 of the Situationist International journal, excerpt)