Corpus ID: 191329553

Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

@inproceedings{Debord1990CommentsOT,
  title={Comments on the Society of the Spectacle},
  author={Guy Debord},
  year={1990}
}
First published in 1967, Guy Debord's stinging revolutionary critique of contemporary society, The Society of the Spectacle has since acquired a cult status. Credited by many as being the inspiration for the ideas generated by the events of May 1968 in France, Debord's pitiless attack on commodity fetishism and its incrustation in the practices of everyday life continues to burn brightly in today's age of satellite television and the soundbite. In Comments on the Society of the Spectacle… Expand
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