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'Theories are made only to die in the war of time': Guy Debord and the Situationist International as strategic thinkers

Shukaitis, S (2014) ''Theories are made only to die in the war of time': Guy Debord and the Situationist International as strategic thinkers.' Culture and Organization, 20 (4). 251 - 268. ISSN 1475-9551

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Abstract

The Situationist International (SI) has been one of the main reference points during the past 40 or more years within social movement organizing, cultural studies, social theory and philosophy. While the SI has been understood in many ways as inheritors and elaborators of an unorthodox Marxist politics drawing heavily from the history of the avant-garde, relatively little attention has been paid to the specifically strategic dimension of their thought and practice. This is surprising, especially in Debord's case, given how much his work also draws from the history of military strategy. This paper will particularly examine the strategic aspects of Debord and the SI's thought and politics and how they rethink the nature of strategy through collective forms of aesthetic-political practice. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Jo Wiltshire
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2013 13:06
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 22:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5967

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