Insinyation Détournement and Gender in Guy Debord

Patrick Greaney

in Quotational Practices

Published by University of Minnesota Press

Published in print March 2014 | ISBN: 9780816687343
Published online August 2015 | e-ISBN: 9781452949116 | DOI:
Insinyation Détournement and Gender in Guy Debord

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This chapter focuses on Guy Debord’s understanding of the concept of détournement and spectacle which originated from the Situationists; Debord, in his book The Society of the Spectacle, defines the spectacle as a false consciousness of time. In addition, the chapter states that the spectacle undermines the subjects into mere products of speculation and détournement by spectators who are isolated from productive communication and history. It provides examples of Situationists’ détournement projects, such as Memoires, for further analysis. It also discusses the gendered facet of the Situationist theory, wherein a spectacular subject is placed on the feminized side of the dichotomy.

Keywords: détournement; Guy Debord; Situationism; The Society of the Spectacle; Memoires; Situationist theory

Chapter.  10137 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Theory of Art

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