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The Society of the Spectacle

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Self-proclaimed leader of the Situationist International, Guy Debord was certainly responsible for the longevity and high profile of Situationist ideas, although the equation of the SI with Guy Debord would be misleading. Brilliant but autocratic, Debord helped both unify situationist praxis and destroy its expansion into areas not explicitly in line with his own ideas. His text The Society of the Spectacle remains today one of the great theoretical works on modern-day capital, cultural imperialism, and the role of mediation in social relationships. ContentsChapter 1Separation PerfectedGuy-Ernest DebordChapter 2Commodity as SpectacleGuy-Ernest DebordChapter 3Unity and Division Within AppearanceGuy-Ernest DebordChapter 4The Proletariat as Subject and as RepresentationGuy-Ernest DebordChapter 5Time and HistoryGuy-Ernest DebordChapter 6Spectacular TimeGuy-Ernest DebordChapter 7The Organization of TerritoryGuy-Ernest DebordChapter 8Negation and Consumption Within CultureGuy-Ernest Debord