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Debord also draws an equivalence between the role of mass media marketing in the present and the role of religions in the past. Retrieved from ” https: The spectacle is the inverted image of society in which relations between commodities have supplanted relations between people, in which “passive identification with the spectacle supplants genuine activity”.

The externality of the spectacle in relation to the active man appears in the fact that his own gestures are no longer his but those of another who represents them to him. Life magazine used one of the photographs as the cover of a brochure about the decade.

Boorstin ‘s The Imagearguing that Boorstin missed the concept of Spectacle.

The American Middle Classes. Le sens des mots y participe. Levin Dismantling the Spectacle: Thesis makes this point, rhetorically:.

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For the eponymous filmsee The Society of the Spectacle film. When Debord says that “All that was once directly lived has become mere representation,” he is referring to the central importance of the image in contemporary society.

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This is why the spectator feels at home nowhere, because the spectacle is spsktakels. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Crowd manipulation Managing the news Media manipulation. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Cover of the first edition.

The Second Decade, In his analysis of the spectacular society, Debord notes that the quality of life is impoverished, [6] with such a lack of authenticity that human perceptions are affected, and an attendant degradation of knowledge, which in turn hinders critical thought. In Debord’s treatment, modern society forces culture to constantly re-appropriate or re-invent itself, copying and re-packaging old dss.

Consequently, social life moves further, leaving a state of “having” and proceeding into a state of “appearing”; namely the debprd of the image. The Spectacle is “affirmation of all human lifenamely social life, as mere appearance” from thesis 6: The Society of the Spectacle French: In the Situationist view, situations are actively created moments characterized by “a sense of self-consciousness of existence within a particular environment or ambience”.


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Debord discusses at length Geseolschaft J. In a consumer society, social life is not about debodr, but about having; the spectacle uses deord image to convey what people need and must have. Because the notion of the spectacle involves real life being replaced by representations of real life, Society of the Spectacle is also concerned with the notion of authenticity versus inauthenticity, a theme which is revisited in Chapter 8, “Negation and Consumption within Culture”.

In thesisDebord mentions some American sociologists who have described the general project of developed capitalism which “aims to recapture the fragmented worker as a personality well integrated in the group;” the examples mentioned by Debord are David Riesmanauthor of The Lonely Crowdand William H.

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