The Society of the Spectacle Setting & Symbolism

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Society

Debord uses the term society in a fairly standard way throughout the text, though his interpretation generally tends to focus on modern communities that are distinguishable units because of their particular aims and standards of conduct. Throughout the text, the primary society considered is naturally that society which produces and is simultaneously produced by, the spectacle.

Spectacle

Debord implements the term spectacle in several ways—from the most-basic interpretation as a system declaring putatively notable, unusual, and entertaining events to the self-defined processes whereby the society of the spectacle is self-generating and self-promoting. Indeed, much of the early chapters of the text are devoted primarily to defining and explaining the spectacle's existence and functioning within society.

Enquete Parlementaire sur l'Insurrection du 18 Mars

From March 18 to May 28, 1871, Paris was ruled by an anarcho-socialist organization known as the Paris Commune. After the political movement was overthrown during a...

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