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The Society of the Spectacle

Source: 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.   Contents Chapter 1 Separation Perfected Guy-Ernest Debord Chapter 2 Commodity as Spectacle Guy-Ernest Debord Chapter 3 Unity and Division Within Appearance Guy-Ernest Debord Chapter 4 The Proletariat as Subject and as Representation Guy-Ernest Debord Chapter 5 Time and History Guy-Ernest Debord Chapter 6 Spectacular Time Guy-Ernest Debord Chapter 7 The Organizatio