Society of the Spectacle

Society of the Spectacle

author: Guy Debord

name: Steev

average rating: 4.22

book published: 1967

rating: 5

read at: 1992/01/01

date added: 2011/02/07

shelves: politics

Last night while almost everyone in the known universe was watching the Superbowl I thought about this thin volume and its inarguable premise: That we live in a culture centered on watching and not doing, on consuming not creating.

I remember this to be a hard read, as all of Debord's work is. Even so I think it's about time I re-read it. I still have the copy I bought and read 20 years ago. It will be interesting to see if the passages I highlighted then are still the ones I find most compelling.