Situationist International Anthology

Situationist International Anthology

Ken Knabb


Literary Nonfiction. Politics. severe idea. artwork. In 1957 a number of eu avant-garde teams got here jointly to shape the Situationist foreign. identifying up the place the dadaists and surrealists had left off, the situationists challenged people's passive conditioning with conscientiously calculated scandals and the playful tactic of detournement. looking a extra severe social revolution than used to be dreamed of via so much leftists, they constructed 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 could 1968 rebellion in France. due to the fact then—although the SI itself used to be dissolved in 1972—situationist theories and strategies have persisted to motivate radical currents around the globe. The SITUATIONIST overseas ANTHOLOGY, often well-known because the such a lot finished and effectively translated selection of situationist writings in English, provides a wealthy number of articles, leaflets, graffiti and inner files, starting from early experiments in "psychogeography" to lucid analyses of the Watts rebel, the Vietnam struggle, the Prague Spring, the chinese language Cultural Revolution and different crises and upheavals of the sixties. For this re-creation the translations have all been fine-tuned and over a hundred pages of recent fabric were additional.

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