How to read “Society of the Spectacle” <ul><li>Without Breaking Things. </li></ul><ul><li>As much. </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>“Images detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream, and the former unity of life is lost foreve...
SVO word order: <ul><li>SUBJECT: The noun or phrase that DOES the action </li></ul><ul><li>VERB: The ACTION being done </l...
<ul><li>“Images detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream, and the former unity of life is lost foreve...
<ul><li>“ Images  detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream, and the former unity of life is lost fore...
<ul><li>“ Images   detached from every aspect of life  merge into a common stream, and the former unity of life is lost fo...
<ul><li>“Images detached from every aspect of life  merge into  a common stream, and the former unity of life is lost fore...
<ul><li>“Images detached from every aspect of life merge into  a common stream , and the former unity of life is lost fore...
<ul><li>SUBJECT: Images (that have detached from “life”) </li></ul><ul><li>VERB: Merge Into </li></ul><ul><li>OBJECT: A co...
So what? <ul><li>IF  images no longer stick to the  real world , but only stick to  each other , then when we only see the...
To read Debord: <ul><li>Locate a  clause-- that is, an S-V-O. </li></ul><ul><li>Chop it up. </li></ul><ul><li>Spell it out...
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How to read Guy Debord without breaking things

  1. 1. How to read “Society of the Spectacle” <ul><li>Without Breaking Things. </li></ul><ul><li>As much. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>“Images detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream, and the former unity of life is lost forever.” --Section 3. </li></ul>
  3. 4. SVO word order: <ul><li>SUBJECT: The noun or phrase that DOES the action </li></ul><ul><li>VERB: The ACTION being done </li></ul><ul><li>OBJECT: The noun or phrase the action is DONE TO. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>“Images detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream, and the former unity of life is lost forever.” --Section 3. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>“ Images detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream, and the former unity of life is lost forever.” --Section 3. </li></ul>SUBJECT
  6. 7. <ul><li>“ Images detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream, and the former unity of life is lost forever.” --Section 3. </li></ul>SUBJECT
  7. 8. <ul><li>“Images detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream, and the former unity of life is lost forever.” --Section 3. </li></ul>VERB
  8. 9. <ul><li>“Images detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream , and the former unity of life is lost forever.” --Section 3. </li></ul>OBJECT
  9. 10. <ul><li>SUBJECT: Images (that have detached from “life”) </li></ul><ul><li>VERB: Merge Into </li></ul><ul><li>OBJECT: A common Stream </li></ul><ul><li>SO: Images detach from life then come together into a stream. </li></ul>
  10. 11. So what? <ul><li>IF images no longer stick to the real world , but only stick to each other , then when we only see the world through them (i.e., TV, the web, and anything else we don’t see with our own eyes...) </li></ul><ul><li>THEN this “common stream” doesn’t talk about the “real world” at all any more-- only about itself. Well, so says Guy! </li></ul>
  11. 12. To read Debord: <ul><li>Locate a clause-- that is, an S-V-O. </li></ul><ul><li>Chop it up. </li></ul><ul><li>Spell it out in your own words. </li></ul><ul><li>Think it over. </li></ul><ul><li>Wash, rinse, repeat. </li></ul>

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