Situationist International Anthology

Situationist International Anthology (Paperback, 2007, Bureau Of Public Secrets)

Paperback, 500 pages

English language

Published March 1, 2007 by Bureau Of Public Secrets.


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In 1957 a few experimental European groups stemming from the radical tradition of dadaism and surrealism, but seeking to avoid the cooption to which those movements succumbed, came together to form the Situationist International. The name came from their aim of liberating everyday life through the creation of open-ended, participatory "situations" (as opposed to fixed works of art) — an aim which naturally ran up against the whole range of material and mental obstacles produced by the present social order. Over the next decade the situationists developed an increasingly incisive critique of the global "spectacle-commodity system" and of its bureaucratic leftist pseudo-opposition, and their new methods of agitation helped trigger the May 1968 revolt in France. Since then — although the SI itself was dissolved in 1972 — situationist theories and tactics have continued to inspire radical currents in dozens of countries all over the world. The SI Anthology, generally …

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  • Political Science
  • Archaeology / Anthropology
  • Politics/International Relations
  • Anthropology - Cultural
  • Political Ideologies - General
  • Sociology - General
  • History / Europe
  • Political Science / Political Ideologies / General
  • situationist; guy debord; revolution of everyday life
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Civilization
  • Europe
  • Radicalism