"Theses on the Cultural Revolution," by Guy Debord
thesis on cultural revolution debord – The Other Side
Debord's aim and proposal, is "to wake up the spectator who has been drugged by spectacular images," "through radical action in the form of the construction of situations," "situations that bring a revolutionary reordering of life, politics, and art". In the situationist view, situations are actively created moments characterized by "a sense of self-consciousness of existence within a particular environment or ambience".
Thesis On Cultural Revolution Debord
The Society of the Spectacle is a critique of contemporary consumer culture and . Before the term ‘globalization’ was popularized, Debord was arguing about issues such as class alienation, cultural homogenization, and the mass media.
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In his analysis of the spectacular society, Debord notes that quality of life is impoverished, with such lack of authenticity, are affected, and there's also a degradation of knowledge, with the hindering of . Debord analyzes the use of knowledge to assuage reality: the spectacle obfuscates the past, imploding it with the future into an undifferentiated mass, a type of never ending present; in this way the spectacle prevents individuals from realizing that the society of spectacle is only a moment in history (time), one that can be overturned through revolution.