Situationist International Anthology

Situationist International Anthology

Ken Knabb


Literary Nonfiction. Politics. serious idea. paintings. In 1957 a number of ecu avant-garde teams got here jointly to shape the Situationist overseas. making a choice on up the place the dadaists and surrealists had left off, the situationists challenged people's passive conditioning with rigorously calculated scandals and the playful tactic of detournement. looking a extra severe social revolution than used to be dreamed of by way of so much leftists, they built an incisive critique of the worldwide spectacle-commodity method and of its "Communist" pseudo-opposition, and their new equipment of agitation helped set off the may possibly 1968 rebellion in France. for the reason that then—although the SI itself was once dissolved in 1972—situationist theories and strategies have persevered to encourage radical currents world wide. The SITUATIONIST overseas ANTHOLOGY, as a rule famous because the such a lot complete and competently translated number of situationist writings in English, provides a wealthy number of articles, leaflets, graffiti and inner records, starting from early experiments in "psychogeography" to lucid analyses of the Watts revolt, the Vietnam warfare, the Prague Spring, the chinese language Cultural Revolution and different crises and upheavals of the sixties. For this new version the translations have all been fine-tuned and over a hundred pages of recent fabric were further.

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