Tag Archives: Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

A Palinode for the Bureau

A little over two years ago I applauded Eric-John Russell’s review of Ken Knabb’s revised translation of The Society of the Spectacle, saying: Knabb’s attempt to make Debord’s work more accessible seems to have ossified it – perhaps inadvertently. On further reflection, … Continue reading

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Review of McKenzie Wark’s The Beach beneath the Street

This originally appeared on a now defunct blog, http://antyphayes.blogsome.com/ on 11 April 2012. It has been edited slightly. A shorter version of the review is available at the Marx & Philosophy Review of Books website. McKenzie Wark’s The Beach beneath the Street: The … Continue reading

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Review of Ken Knabb’s Spectacle

Eric-John Russell has reviewed Ken Knabb’s recent translation of Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle. Russell raises some good critical points, primarily directed at Knabb’s scholarly notations and commentary: On the whole, one cannot help but grasp a dramatically different tone … Continue reading

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