Relevance in Obsolescence: Recuperation and Temporality in the Work of Guy Debord and the Situationist International

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Abstract

This text address critically addresses claims concerning the contemporary relevance of the theoretical work produced by Guy Debord and the Situationist International. Through highlighting some of the key aspects of Debord's views on temporality, and by connecting those views to his concerns with strategic thought, the essay argues that Debord's theoretical work is supported by a philosophy of praxis that implies the need for continual innovation and intervention. The essay contends that those underlying ideas are inherently opposed to any attempt to simply transpose Debord and the S.I.'s theories onto our present moment, and that they instead imply the generation of new theoretical positions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFungiculture: A Psychedelic Journal for Cultural Studies
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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