Situationist International

Tue
21
Feb

Trump and the ‘Society of the Spectacle’

Robert Zaretsky
THE STONE
New York Times
February 20, 2017

Nearly 50 years ago, Guy Debord’s “The Society of the Spectacle” reached bookshelves in France. It was a thin book in a plain white cover, with an obscure publisher and an author who shunned interviews, but its impact was immediate and far-reaching, delivering a social critique that helped shape France’s student protests and disruptions of 1968.

Thu
11
Aug

An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’

by Tiernan Morgan & Lauren Purje
August 10, 2016

Guy Debord’s (1931–1994) best-known work, La société du spectacle (The Society of the Spectacle) (1967), is a polemical and prescient indictment of our image-saturated consumer culture. The book examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the everyday manifestation of capitalist-driven phenomena; advertising, television, film, and celebrity.

Subscribe to RSS - Situationist International