This, the third Soul Bay Press edition of The Society of the Spectacle features ‘The Fragile Perfection of Capitalism’ a new foreword by Martin Jenkins.
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 on active revolutionaries and on radical culture 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 virtual and information technologies.
Society of the Spectacle
Guy Debord (1931-1994) was a marxist revolutionary. He was central to the student uprising in 1968 that led to the General Strike in France. He was co-founder of the Situationist International that fused avant garde art and politics as a anti-capitalist weapon.
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