George Snedeker snedeker at
Fri Apr 6 20:57:51 MDT 2001

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From: Les Schaffer <schaffer at>
To: <marxism at>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: situationism

> can someone tell me what situationism means? i have never heard the
> term before.
> thanks
> les schaffer

situationism is a school of thought, largely French, which had some
influence in Paris-May/68 and after. they influenced people like Henri
Lefebvre. guye Debord was a major theorist of the movement. he wrote a
little book called SOCIETY OF THE SPECTICLE. he also has had a certain
influence on postmodernism via Jameson. debord offers a theory of society as
a spectical. or as Baudrillard once put it: " society is the circulation of
fictions." situationism can also be linked to dadaism and punk rock. it was
a very anarchic movement. hope this little specticle of mine helps.

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