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This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat In the Situationist view, situations are actively created moments characterized by “a sense of self-consciousness of existence within a particular environment or ambience”.

Gesellschadt portal Communism portal Politics portal. Because the notion of the spectacle involves geselslchaft life being replaced by representations of real life, Society of the Spectacle is also concerned with the notion of authenticity versus inauthenticity, a theme which is revisited in Chapter 8, “Negation and Consumption within Culture”.

Debord discusses at length Daniel J. The book is considered a seminal text for the Situationist movement. Debord traces the development of a spdktakels society in which authentic social life has been replaced with its representation: Le sens des mots y participe.

It embraces an author’s phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.

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The work is a series of short theses in the form of aphorisms. Xebord Society of the Spectacle French: Levin Dismantling the Spectacle: Eyerman took a series of photographs of the audience wearing 3-D glasses. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This is why the spectator feels at home nowhere, because the spectacle is everywhere. Retrieved from ” https: The growth of their real historical power goes together with a popularization of the possession of myth and illusion. In a consumer society, social life is not about living, but about having; the spectacle uses the image to convey what people need and must have. Debord published a follow-up book Comments on the Society of the Spectacle in In Debord’s treatment, modern society forces culture to constantly re-appropriate or re-invent itself, copying and re-packaging old ideas.

Life magazine used one of the photographs as the cover of a brochure about the decade.

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The Spectacle is “affirmation of all human lifenamely social life, as mere appearance” from thesis 6: Whyteauthor of the bestseller The Organization Man. Can Dialectics Break Bricks? 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.

In Chapter 8, “Negation and Consumption Within Culture”, Debord includes a critical analysis of the works of three American sociologists. But there they still preserve themselves in radical opposition to history.


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.

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Cover of the first edition. Thus, Debord ‘s fourth thesis is: Anonymity Concentration spktakels media ownership Freedom of speech Media bias Privacy.

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Images, Debord says, have supplanted genuine human interaction. Council for Maintaining the Occupations. The meaning of words participates in the improvement.

These religions arose on the soil of history, and established themselves there. Debord’s aim and proposal is “to wake up the spectator who has been drugged by spectacular images Crowd manipulation Managing the news Media manipulation. Boorstin ‘s The Imagearguing that Boorstin missed the concept of Spectacle.

The Society of the Spectacle is a critique of contemporary consumer culture and commodity fetishismdealing with issues such as class alienationcultural homogenizationand mass media.