The Revolution of Everyday Life PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Revolution of Everyday Life free pdf One of the most important exponents of Situationist ideas, this treatise presents an impassioned critique of modern capitalism and serves as a cornerstone of modern radical thought. Originally published in early 1968, the book both kindled and colored the May 1968 upheavals in France that captured the attention of the world. In the political climate of today, Raoul Vaneigem's important work of radical anticapitalist thought has struck a new chord with the worldwide Occupy Movement. Naming and defining the alienating features of everyday life in consumer society--survival rather than living in full, the call to sacrifice, the cultivation of false needs, the dictatorship of the commodity, subjection to social roles, and the replacement of God by the economy--the book argues that the countervailing impulses that exist deep within this alienation, such as creativity, spontaneity, and poetry, present an authentic alternative to nihilistic consumerism. This carefully edited new translation marks the first North American publication of this important work and includes a new preface by the author and a translator's note.

About Raoul Vaneigem

Raoul Vaneigem is a writer and a former member of the Situationist International and is a key theorist in the worldwide Occupy movement. His works include "The Book of Pleasures, A Cavalier History of Surrealism, Contributions to the Revolutionary Struggle, A Declaration of the Rights of Human Beings, The Movement of the Free Spirit, "and" The Totality for Kids." Donald Nicholson-Smith is a former member of the Situationist International and a translator of the works of Guy Debord, Henri Lefebvre, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Thierry Jonquet, and Paco Ignacio Taibo II. He lives in New York City.

Details Book

Author : Raoul Vaneigem
Publisher : PM Press
Data Published : 01 September 2012
ISBN : 1604866780
EAN : 9781604866780
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Revolution of Everyday Life



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Battle Story Tet Offensive 1968 free pdfBattle Story Tet Offensive 1968

    By the end of January 1968 the American people thought their armed forces were winning in South Vietnam after three years of escalating confl ict. Then the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong struck back..


  • Modern America and the Legacy of Founding free pdfModern America and the Legacy of Founding

    This is the third and final volume in the series on American political thought edited by Ronald J. Pestritto and Thomas G. West. The book addresses how the major themes in American political thought-identified in the first two books of the series-have played out in the world of modern American politics..


  • Mystics of the Renaissance and Their Relation to Modern Thought free pdfMystics of the Renaissance and Their Relation to Modern Thought

    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age. it may contain imperfections such as marks. notations. marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important..


  • Social Work, Social Welfare and American Society free pdfSocial Work, Social Welfare and American Society

    "Social Work. Social Welfare and American Society" provides students with a political perspective on social welfare with definitions of liberal. conservative. and radical positions - in orderto help them better appreciate the political context of social welfare programs..


  • May '68 and Its Afterlives free pdfMay '68 and Its Afterlives

    During May 1968. students and workers in France united in the biggest strike and the largest mass movement in French history. Protesting capitalism. American imperialism and Gaullism. nine million people from all walks of life..


  • The Revolution of Everyday Life free pdfThe Revolution of Everyday Life

    . One of the most important exponents of Situationist ideas, this treatise presents an impassioned critique of modern capitalism and serves as a cornerstone of modern radical thought. Originally publi