Society Of The Spectacle

by Guy DeBord



‘One should bear in mind when reading this book that it was written with the deliberate intention of doing harm to spectacular society’ Guy Debord. Originally published in France in 1968 The Society of the Spectacle is a brilliantly lucid analysis of the forms of social control and domination under modern capitalism. Since its publication it has had an enormous underground influence both on active revolutionaries and on radical cultural and political theory. Prescient in its condemnation of the image as the tool used by Capital to alienate us from the reality of our everyday lives, The Society of the Spectacle is more relevant than ever in the era of information and virtual technologies. This edition includes a short, sharp introduction by Martin Jenkins which draws out the continuing relevance of Debord’s work for today.

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Society Of The Spectacle


Guy DeBord

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Zone Books

Publication City

New York



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