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  1. The Beginning of an Era
    On the May 1968 revolt in France

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
  2. Bureau of Public Secrets 
    Resource Type: Website
    Articles from a Situationist perspective.
  3. Debord, Guy
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker, hypergraphist and founding member of the groups Lettrist International and Situationist International. (1931-1994).
  4. The Game of War
    The Life and Death of Guy Debord

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
  5. The Joy of Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997   Published: 2007
    Knabb says "What is needed, I believe, is a worldwide participatory-democracy revolution that would abolish both capitalism and the state. This is admittedly a big order, but I'm afraid that nothing less can get to the root of our problems. It may seem absurd to talk about revolution; but all the alternatives assume the continuation of the present system, which is even more absurd."
  6. Leaving the 20th Century
    The Incomplete Work of the Situationist International

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    An anthology of Situationist writings.
  7. Manifestos, Programs, Visions 
    Selected Manifestos - Political Statements - Programs

    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 1649   Published: 2016
    A selection of left manifestos, programs, poltical statements and visions from the 1600s to today.
  8. Perspectives for Conscious Change in Everyday Life 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1961
    Guy Debord says that to study everyday life would be a completely absurd undertaking, unable even to grasp anything of its object, if this study was not expressly for the purpose of transforming everyday life.
  9. Preliminaries Toward Defining a Unitary Revolutionary Program 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1960
    Written as a platform for discussion within the Situationist International, and for its linkup with revolutionary militants of the workers movement.
  10. Report on the Construction of Situations and on the International Situationist Tendency's Conditions of Organization and Action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1957
    Founding manifesto of the Situationist International.
  11. Situationist International
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A group of revolutionaries, founded in 1957, which developed a radical Marxist critque of life under advanced capitalism. They suggested and experimented with the construction of situations: the setting up of environments favourable to the fulfillment of human desires outside and against the economy of markets and wage labour. The SI analyzed the modern world from the point of view of everyday life and attacked the capitalist degradation of life and the fake models advertised by the mass media and proposed a revolutionary alternative which integrated politics, art, critical thinking, desire, and play.
  12. Situationist International Anthology 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981   Published: 2006
    A selection of Situationist writings.
  13. Situationist International Online
    Resource Type: Website
    An archive of texts published by the Situationist International, as well as a pre-situationist archive and a post-situationist archive, as well as a chronology and a collection of links.
  14. Situationist International Text Library
    Resource Type: Website
    An ongoing project of uploading pieces of the wealth of Situationist-related literature. Entire books, lengthy articles, excerpts from the journals Potlatch and Internationale Situationniste, and newspaper articles are just a few of the files to be found here.
  15. The Situationists and the Occupation Movements (1968/2011)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In what ways does the Occupy movement of 2011 resemble the French Situationists of the 1960s?
  16. The Situationists and the Occupation Movements: 1968/2011
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  17. '68: The Year of the Barricades 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening around the world.
  18. Society of the Spectacle 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 2005
    An analysis of modern society and how it can be changed, written in the form of 221 theses. The first thesis reads: "In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation." Translator Ken Knabb describes the book as "an effort to clarify the nature of the society in which we find ourselves and the advantages and drawbacks of various methods for changing it. Every single thesis has a direct or indirect bearing on issues that are matters of life and death."
  19. Society of the Spectacle (film)
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1973
    "The Society of the Spectacle" is Guy Debord's film adaptation of his own 1967
    book of the same name (see and
  20. Unitary urbanism
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Critique of status quo urbanism employed by the Lettrist International and then further developed by the Situationist International
  21. Vaneigem, Raoul
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Belgian writer and philosopher. (Born 1934).

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