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From the Publisher"... [A] balanced, critical view of the history of the SI." Geert BekaertArchis
"This nicely produced work is an encyclopedic rendering of the SI philosophy and legacy..." Ali Houissa Library Journal
"The essays in this collection provide a dazzling variety of perspectives while remaining faithful to the idea that the Situationist project contains a revolutionary message for present and future generations. More than this, with wit, lucidity, and elegance, the essays in this book dissect the century we have just left, anticipating, as the Situationists would have it, the revolution as a world of endless possibilities."—Andrew Hussey, Lecturer in French, University ofWales, Aberystwyth, author of The Game of War: The Life and Death of Guy Debord
"The time has come to forget about the glossy clichés surrounding the group and put their theories back where they belong, in the Batallian gutter of the everyday political arena.
After all, one should not forget that Guy Debord's project was a revolutionary one, a devastating critique of the effects of local and global capitalism. This volume is a timely jolt when one realizes that irreverence and political critique today are often considered an attack against the state, or even a terrorist act. In our new polarized world, debate and critique have become suspicious even when one attempts to 'understand' his/her own 'situation,' as independent thinking has become a threat to a generally welcomed blindness, stupidity, and nationalism. So this is a dangerous book because in its very structure it makes us think. Buy it, or better yet, steal it, as the 'Situ' used to say. It will clean up your brain from the mass of soot left there by your favorite newspapers."—Serge Guilbaut, Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory,University of British Columbia, Canada