By Kevin Fox Gotham, Daniel A. Krier
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Author note: Harry Dahms (Editor)
Since Karl Marx formed his concept of capitalism within the 19th century, students have regularly up-to-date Marxian conception to seize the pervasiveness of commodity family in smooth society. stimulated by means of Georg Lukács and Henri Lefebvre, the contributors of the French avant-guard workforce, the Situationist overseas (1957–1972), built an intransigent critique of shopper capitalism according to the concept that of the spectacle. within the spectacle, media and customer society substitute lived adventure, the passive gaze of pictures supplants energetic social participation, and new kinds of alienation result in social atomization at a extra summary point than in past societies.
We exercise to make theoretical contributions: First, we spotlight the contributions of the Situationist overseas, declaring how they revised the Marxian different types of alienation, commodification, and reification for you to study the dynamics of 20th century capitalism and to offer those innovations new explanatory energy. moment, we construct a severe thought of customer capitalism that includes the theoretical assumptions and arguments of the Situationists and the Frankfurt tuition.
Today, serious idea could make an incredible contribution to sociology by way of seriously studying the plurality of spectacles and their reifying manifestations. moreover, serious theorists can discover how diverse spectacles hook up with each other, how they connect with various social associations, and the way spectacles convey contradictions and conflicting meanings. A serious idea of spectacle and intake can expose either novelties and discontinuities within the present interval, in addition to continuities within the improvement of globalized client capitalism.
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