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Summer Theory Discussion Supplementary reading for ‘The Society of the Spectacle’

“The only possible basis for understanding this world is to oppose it; and such opposition will be neither genuine nor realistic unless it contests the totality.” -Guy Debord

Sorry this is a bit late in being posted… These texts and links should be helpful for understanding the context, theoretical background and summary of the ideas in The Society of the Spectacle and further readings relating to the Situationists and the Situationist International (S.I.). If people have other suggestions for good critical introductions or texts that are interesting that relate to these ideas please post them to the comments to share them.

Supplements:

-Introduction to the Situationists by Jan D. Matthews (imposed) (for reading)

Bring Out Your Dead by Endnotes (for reading) (This is more of a introduction to communization, but still relates a lot of the Situationist project and is very interesting)

Paris: May 1968 Compiled by Prole.info (imposed)

Making Sense of the Situationists compiled by Prole.info (imposed)

-Situationist text archives: Nothingness , Bureau of Public Secrets and Situationist International Online

Other reading in book form:

Situationist International Anthology Compiled by Ken Knabb

Beneath the Paving Stones Compiled by Darkstar Press

Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vanegiem

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None of the websites that are listed under “Situationist text archives” have been meaningfully updated since 2003. There is only one website devoted to the SI that is consistently updated. Guess which one?

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