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"Theories are made only to die in the war of time": Guy Debord & the Situationist International as Strategic Thinkers

Shukaitis, S (2012) "Theories are made only to die in the war of time": Guy Debord & the Situationist International as Strategic Thinkers. UNSPECIFIED. EBS Working Papers, Colchester.

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Abstract

The Situationist International has been one of the main reference points during the past forty more years within social movement organizing, cultural studies, social theory, and philosophy concerned with the development of the city. While the SI have been understood in many ways, as inheritors as elaborators of a 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, particular in Debord?s case, given how much his work also draws from the history of military strategy. This paper particular will examine the strategic aspects of Debord and the SI?s thought and politics and how they rethinking the nature of strategy through collective forms of aesthetic-political practice.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guy Debord; Situationist International; strategy; avant-garde; social movements; politics of aesthetics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Users 161 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2014 10:05
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 22:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8126

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