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    DescriptionOne of the most important exponents of Situationist ideas, this treatise presents an impassioned critique of modern capitalism and serves as a cornerstone of modern radical thought. Originally published in early 1968, the book both kindled and colored the May 1968 upheavals in France that captured the attention of the world. In the political climate of today, Raoul Vaneigem's important work of radical anticapitalist thought has struck a new chord with the worldwide Occupy Movement. Naming and defining the alienating features of everyday life in consumer society--survival rather than living in full, the call to sacrifice, the cultivation of false needs, the dictatorship of the commodity, subjection to social roles, and the replacement of God by the economy--the book argues that the countervailing impulses that exist deep within this alienation, such as creativity, spontaneity, and poetry, present an authentic alternative to nihilistic consumerism. This carefully edited new translation marks the first North American publication of this important work and includes a new preface by the author and a translator's note.


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    Title
    The Revolution of Everyday Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Raoul Vaneigem
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 403 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781604866780
    ISBN 10: 1604866780
    Classifications

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    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
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    DC22: 303.4
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Abridged Dewey: 320
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    LC classification: HX
    BIC subject category V2: JPFB
    B&T Approval Code: A40364000
    BISAC V2.8: POL042010
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    DC23: 909.82
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    PM Press
    Imprint name
    PM Press
    Publication date
    01 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oakland
    Author Information
    Raoul Vaneigem is a writer and a former member of the Situationist International and is a key theorist in the worldwide Occupy movement. His works include "The Book of Pleasures, A Cavalier History of Surrealism, Contributions to the Revolutionary Struggle, A Declaration of the Rights of Human Beings, The Movement of the Free Spirit, "and" The Totality for Kids." Donald Nicholson-Smith is a former member of the Situationist International and a translator of the works of Guy Debord, Henri Lefebvre, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Thierry Jonquet, and Paco Ignacio Taibo II. He lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "The most striking aspect of Vaneigem's compendium of Free Spirit Lore is his ability to release the material into the present . . . you can almost feel the whole great edifice of social order--their Church, our capitalist democracy --gather itself up, take a deep breath, and run." --Greil Marcus, author, "Lipstick Traces "on "The Movement of the Free Spirit"