The Revolution of Everyday Life

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PM Press #ad - Originally published in early 1968, the book both kindled and colored the May 1968 upheavals in France that captured the attention of the world. One of the most important exponents of Situationist ideas, this treatise presents an impassioned critique of modern capitalism and serves as a cornerstone of modern radical thought.

Used book in Good Condition. This carefully edited new translation marks the first North American publication of this important work and includes a new preface by the author and a translator’s note. Naming and defining the alienating features of everyday life in consumer society—survival rather than living in full, the cultivation of false needs, subjection to social roles, and the replacement of God by the economy—the book argues that the countervailing impulses that exist deep within this alienation, and poetry, the call to sacrifice, the dictatorship of the commodity, spontaneity, such as creativity, present an authentic alternative to nihilistic consumerism.

The Revolution of Everyday Life #ad - In the political climate of today, Raoul Vaneigem’s important work of radical anticapitalist thought has struck a new chord with the worldwide Occupy Movement.

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Society Of The Spectacle

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Black & Red #ad - This is the original translation by Fredy Perlman, kept in print continuously for the last 30 years, keeping the flame alive when no-one else cared. The das kapital of the 20th century. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. An essential text, and the main theoretical work of the situationists.

From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's up to the present, capitalism, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, and everyday life in the late 20th century.

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Situationist International Anthology

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Bureau of Public Secrets #ad - Picking up where the dadaists and surrealists had left off, the situationists challenged people's passive conditioning with carefully calculated scandals and the playful tactic of detournement. For this new edition the translations have all been fine-tuned and over 100 pages of new material have been added.

Politics. Literary Nonfiction. Critical Theory. Bureau of Public Secrets. Seeking a more extreme social revolution than was dreamed of by most leftists, they developed an incisive critique of the global spectacle-commodity system and of its "Communist" pseudo-opposition, and their new methods of agitation helped trigger the May 1968 revolt in France.

Situationist International Anthology #ad - Art. In 1957 a few european avant-garde groups came together to form the Situationist International. Since then—although the si itself was dissolved in 1972—situationist theories and tactics have continued to inspire radical currents all over the world. The situationist international anthology, graffiti and internal documents, the prague spring, the vietnam war, presents a rich variety of articles, ranging from early experiments in "psychogeography" to lucid analyses of the Watts riot, leaflets, generally recognized as the most comprehensive and accurately translated collection of situationist writings in English, the Chinese Cultural Revolution and other crises and upheavals of the sixties.

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The Society of the Spectacle: Annotated Edition

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Bureau of Public Secrets #ad - Literary Nonfiction. Guy debord 1931-1994 was the founder and most influential member of the Situationist International, the notorious avant- garde group that helped trigger the May 1968 revolt in France. Politics. This is the first edition in any language to include extensive annotations, clarifying the historical allusions and revealing the sources of Debord's "détournements.

Bureau of Public Secrets. Critical Theory. The society of the spectacle, originally published in paris in 1967, has been translated into more than twenty other languages and is arguably the most important radical book of the twentieth century. Art. Translated from the French and annotated by Ken Knabb.

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Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

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Zero Books #ad - The book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework. Using examples from politics, fiction, films, work and education, it argues that capitalist realism colours all areas of contemporary experience. Bureau of Public Secrets. Zero Books. After 1989, far from ending, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, actually compounded.

But it will also show that, because of a number of inconsistencies and glitches internal to the capitalist reality program capitalism in fact is anything but realistic.

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Simulacra and Simulation The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism

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University of Michigan Press #ad - New. Mint Condition. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Guaranteed packaging. The first full-length translation in English of an essential work of postmodernist thought Bureau of Public Secrets. Zero Books. No quibbles returns.

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K-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher

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Repeater #ad - No quibbles returns. Guaranteed packaging. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Edited by darren Ambrose and with a foreword by Simon Reynolds. Zero Books. New. Bureau of Public Secrets. Covering the period 2004 - 2016, the collection will include some of the best writings from his seminal blog k-punk; a selection of his brilliantly insightful film, activism, precarity, television and music reviews; his key writings on politics, hauntology, mental health and popular modernism for numerous websites and magazines; his final unfinished introduction to his planned work on "Acid Communism"; and a number of important interviews from the last decade.

A comprehensive collection of the writings of Mark Fisher 1968-2017, whose work defined critical writing for a generation. This comprehensive collection brings together the work of acclaimed blogger, writer, political activist and lecturer Mark Fisher aka k-punk. Mint Condition.

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Comments on the Society of the Spectacle Radical Thinkers

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Verso #ad - First published in 1967, guy debord’s stinging revolutionary critique ofcontemporary society, The Society of the Spectacle has since acquired acult status. Guaranteed packaging. Verso. New. In comments on the society of the spectacle, publishedtwenty years later, Debord returned to the themes of his previousanalysis and demonstrated how they were all the more relevant in aperiod when the “integrated spectacle” was dominant.

Mint Condition. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Credited by many as being the inspiration for the ideasgenerated by the events of May 1968 in France, Debord’s pitiless attackon commodity fetishism and its incrustation in the practices of everydaylife continues to burn brightly in today’s age of satellite televisionand the soundbite.

Comments on the Society of the Spectacle Radical Thinkers #ad - No quibbles returns. Zero Books. Resolutely refusingto be reconciled to the system, theMafia and the media, Debord trenchantly slices through thedoxa and mystification offered tip by journalists and pundits to showhow aspects of reality as diverse as terrorism and the environment, were caught up in the logic of the spectacularsociety.

Pointing the finger clearly at those who benefit from the logicof domination, Debord’s Comments convey the revolutionary impulse atthe heart of situationism. Bureau of Public Secrets.

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The Society of the Spectacle

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Zone Books #ad - In a sweeping revision of marxist categories, the notion of the spectacle takes the problem of the commodity from the sphere of economics to a point at which the commodity as an image dominates not only economic exchange but the primary communicative and symbolic activity of all modern societies. Guy debord was one of the most important participants in the activities associated with the Situationist International in the 1960s.

Also an artist and filmmaker, he is the author of Memoires and Commentaires sur la société du spectacle. Today, debord's work continues to be in the forefront of debates about the fate of consumer society and the operation of modern social power. Bureau of Public Secrets. For the first time, guy debord's pivotal work Society of the Spectacle appears in a definitive and authoritative English translation.

The Society of the Spectacle #ad - A swerve edition, distributed for Zone Books. Verso. At the same time it was one of the most influential theoretical works for a wide range of political and revolutionary practice in the 1960s. Zero Books. Mint Condition. No quibbles returns. Guaranteed packaging.

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Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Mint Condition. Living in exile in england, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and create fresh insights. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Arguing that capitalism would cause an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production. Capital rapidly acquired readership among the leaders of social democratic parties, particularly in Russia in Germany, and ultimately throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels as “the Bible of the working class.

Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy Penguin Classics #ad - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Zero Books. Bureau of Public Secrets. No quibbles returns. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Verso. The first volume of a political treatise that changed the worldOne of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential,  Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates.

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The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International

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Verso #ad - Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Mint Condition. Over fifty years after the Situationist International appeared, its legacy continues to inspire activists, artists and theorists around the world. New. Zero Books. Tracing the group’s development from the bohemian paris of the ’50s to the explosive days of May ’68, presenting the group as an ensemble creation, Wark’s take on the Situationists is biographically and historically rich, rather than the brainchild and dominion of its most famous member, Guy Debord.

No quibbles returns. Roaming through europe and the lives of those who made up the movement – including Constant, Asger Jorn, Michèle Bernstein, Alex Trocchi and Jacqueline De Jong – Wark uncovers an international movement riven with conflicting passions. Accessible to those who have only just discovered the Situationists and filled with new insights, architecture, The Beach Beneath the Street rereads the group’s history in the light of our contemporary experience of communications, and everyday life.

The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International #ad - Guaranteed packaging. Such a legend has accrued to this movement that the story of the SI now demands to be told in a contemporary voice capable of putting it into the context of twenty-first-century struggles. Mckenzie wark delves into the Situationists’ unacknowledged diversity, revealing a world as rich in practice as it is in theory.

Bureau of Public Secrets. The situationists tried to escape the world of twentieth-century spectacle and failed in the attempt.

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