From the culture industry to the society of the spectacle: Critical theory and the situationist international, in No Social Science without Critical Theory (Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Volume 25)

From the culture industry to the society of the spectacle: Critical theory and the situationist international, in No Social Science without Critical Theory (Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Volume 25)

Kevin Fox Gotham, Daniel A. Krier


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Author note: Harry Dahms (Editor)
ISBN: 9781849505383
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Abstract
Since Karl Marx formed his conception of capitalism within the 19th century, students have continuously up-to-date Marxian thought to trap the pervasiveness of commodity kinfolk in smooth society. encouraged via Georg Lukács and Henri Lefebvre, the participants of the French avant-guard team, the Situationist overseas (1957–1972), constructed an intransigent critique of patron capitalism in response to the idea that of the spectacle. within the spectacle, media and purchaser society exchange lived adventure, the passive gaze of pictures supplants lively social participation, and new different types of alienation set off social atomization at a extra summary point than in prior societies.

We activity to make theoretical contributions: First, we spotlight the contributions of the Situationist overseas, mentioning how they revised the Marxian different types of alienation, commodification, and reification to be able to learn the dynamics of 20th century capitalism and to provide those suggestions new explanatory energy. moment, we construct a severe conception of purchaser capitalism that comes with the theoretical assumptions and arguments of the Situationists and the Frankfurt tuition.

Today, serious concept could make an immense contribution to sociology by way of severely analyzing the plurality of spectacles and their reifying manifestations. additionally, serious theorists can discover how varied spectacles connect with each other, how they connect with various social associations, and the way spectacles show contradictions and conflicting meanings. A serious concept of spectacle and intake can divulge either novelties and discontinuities within the present interval, in addition to continuities within the improvement of globalized customer capitalism.

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From the culture industry to the society of the spectacle: Critical theory and the situationist international

From the culture industry to the society of the spectacle: Critical theory and the situationist international

Kevin Fox Gotham, Daniel A. Krier

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