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Title The spectacle 2.0 : reading Debord in the context of digital capitalism / edited by Marco Briziarelli and Emiliana Armano.

Imprint London : University of Westminster Press, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 239 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series CDSMS (Critical digital and social media studies)
CDSMS (Series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Spectacle 2.0 recasts Debord's theory of spectacle within the frame of 21st century digital capitalism. It offers a reassessment of Debord's original notion of Spectacle from the late 1960s, of its posterior revisitation in the 1990s, and it presents a reinterpretation of the concept within the scenario of contemporary informational capitalism and more specifically of digital and media labour. It is argued that the Spectacle 2.0 form operates as the interactive network that links through one singular (but contradictory) language and various imaginaries, uniting diverse productive contexts such as logistics, finance, new media and urbanism. Spectacle 2.0 thus colonizes most spheres of social life by processes of commodification, exploitation and reification. Diverse contributors consider the topic within the book's two main sections: Part I conceptualizes and historicizes the Spectacle in the context of informational capitalism; contributions in Part II offer empirical cases that historicise the Spectacle in relation to the present (and recent past) showing how a Spectacle 2.0 approach can illuminate and deconstruct specific aspects of contemporary social reality. All contributions included in this book rework the category of the Spectacle to present a stimulating compendium of theoretical critical literature in the fields of media and labour studies. In the era of the gig-economy, highly mediated content and President Trump, Debord's concept is arguably more relevant than ever.
Funding University of Westminster
Subject Debord, Guy, 1931-1994 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Debord, Guy, 1931-1994. (OCoLC)fst01774974
Spectacular, The.
Social psychology.
Social classes.
Cultural studies.
Media studies.
Political science and theory.
Politics and government.
Social and political philosophy.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Sociology: work and labour.
Social psychology. (OCoLC)fst01122816
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Capitalism. (OCoLC)fst00846425
Spectacular, The. (OCoLC)fst01129046
Indexed Term Commodification
Digital capitalism
Digital labour
Guy Debord
Media studies
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books.
Added Author Briziarelli, Marco, editor.
Armano, Emiliana, editor.
ISBN 9781911534440 (electronic bk.)
1911534440 (electronic bk.)
9781911534457 (electronic bk.)
1911534459 (electronic bk.)
9781911534464 (electronic bk.)
1911534467 (electronic bk.)
9781911534471 (electronic bk.)
1911534475 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.16997/book11 doi

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