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Guy Debord

The book is considered a seminal text for the Situationist movement. Being a star means specializing in the seemingly lived; the star is the object of identification with the shallow seeming life that has to compensate for the fragmented productive specializations which are actually lived.

The book cover of the edition is derived from a photograph by the Life magazine photographer, J. Debord traces the development of a modern society in which authentic social life has been replaced with its representation: Wright Millsauthor of White Collar: The Second Decade, Part of the Politics series on.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Eyerman took a series of photographs of the audience wearing 3-D glasses. For the eponymous filmsee The Society of the Spectacle film.

Images, Debord says, have supplanted genuine human interaction. The American Middle Classes. Can Dialectics Break Bricks?

This is why the spectator feels at home nowhere, because the spectacle is everywhere. In Chapter 8, “Negation and Consumption Within Culture”, Debord includes a critical analysis of the works of three American sociologists.

Views Read Edit View history. Levin Dismantling the Spectacle: Council for Maintaining the Occupations. Life magazine used one of the photographs as the cover of a brochure about the decade. Whyteauthor of the bestseller The Organization Man.


The Society of the Spectacle is a critique of contemporary consumer culture and commodity fetishismdealing with issues such as class alienation spetakels, cultural homogenizationand mass media. In his analysis of the spectacular society, Debord notes that the quality of life is impoverished, [6] with such a lack of authenticity that human perceptions are affected, and an attendant degradation of knowledge, which in turn hinders critical thought.

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Articles containing French-language text Webarchive template wayback links. Print HardcoverPaperback. Consequently, social life moves further, leaving a state of “having” and proceeding into a state of “appearing”; namely the appearance of ces image. Thesis makes this point, rhetorically:.

Retrieved from ” https: Debord’s aim and proposal is “to yuy up the spectator who has been drugged by spectacular images Boorstin ‘s The Imagearguing that Boorstin missed the concept of Spectacle. The Society of the Spectacle. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat In Debord’s treatment, modern society forces culture to constantly re-appropriate or re-invent itself, copying and re-packaging old ideas.

The Spectacle is “affirmation of all human lifenamely social life, as mere appearance” from thesis 6: The Society of the Spectacle French: The meaning of words participates in the improvement.

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”. Debord published a follow-up book Comments on the Society dws the Spectacle in But there they still preserve themselves in radical opposition to history.

When Debord says that “All that was once directly lived has become mere representation,” he is referring to the central importance of the image in contemporary society. Each thesis contains one paragraph.


Image at Getty Images: It embraces an author’s phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea. In thesisDebord mentions some American sociologists who have described the general project of developed capitalism which “aims to recapture the fragmented worker as a personality well integrated in the group;” the examples mentioned by Debord are David Riesmanauthor of The Lonely Crowdand William H.

Cover of the first edition. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the Situationist view, situations are actively created moments characterized by “a sense of self-consciousness of existence within a particular environment or ambience”. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Thus, Debord ‘s fourth thesis is: These religions arose on the soil of history, and established themselves there.

Socialism portal Communism portal Politics portal. Works Can Dialectics Break Bricks? The growth of their real historical power goes together with a popularization of the possession of myth and illusion. Spektakele 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, ide whenever the enjoyment of this world is affirmed—this world being nothing other than repressive pseudo-enjoyment.

Le sens des mots y participe.