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  • Vancouver Vice

    Crime and Spectacle in the City’s West End

    by Aaron Chapman ...
    The late 1970s and early 1980s were a volatile period in the history of Vancouver, where broad social and cultural changes were afoot. This was perhaps most clearly evident in the West End, the well-known home to the city's tight-knit gay community that would soon be devastated by the AIDS epidemic. But the West End’s tree-lined streets were also populated by sex workers, both female and male, who ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • A Spectacle of Dust

    The Autobiography

    Vibrant and candid memoirs of the late, great British character actor, Pete Postlethwaite.After training as a teacher, Pete Postlethwaite started his acting career at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre where his colleagues included Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Antony Sher and Julie Walters. After routine early appearances in small parts for television programmes such as THE PROFESSIONALS, Postlethwaite ... Read more

    $8.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • New Directions in Ceramics

    From Spectacle to Trace

    by Jo Dahn ...
    New Directions in Ceramics explores and responds to contemporary ceramists' use of innovative modes of practice, investigating how change is happening and interpreting key works. Jo Dahn provides an overviewof the current ceramics landscape, identifying influential exhibitions, events and publications, to convey a flavour of debates at a time when much about the character of ceramics is in a state ... Read more

    $31.59 USD

  • Disposable Futures

    The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle

    series City Lights Open Media
    Brad Evans is an emerging voice in radical theory circles who will resonate with the market of public intellectuals like Slavoj Zizek—established intellectuals who command large trade readerships through popular culture.Accessible and serious, fans of the classic Guy Debord book "Society of the Spectacle" will flock to this title.Evans has a close association with Simon Critchley with whom he co ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Society of the Spectacle

    by Guy Debord ...
    Translated by Fredy Perlman ...
    series Critical Editions
    'The Debordian analysis of modern life resonates more deeply and darkly than perhaps even its creator thought possible...' - The New Yorker'Never before has Debord's work seemed quite as relevant as it does now' - The Guardian'Guy Debord is a time bomb, and a difficult one to defuse.' - Michael LöwyFirst published in 1967, Guy Debord's stinging revolutionary critique of contemporary society, The ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Age of Gladiators

    Savagery and Spectacle in Ancient Rome

    This was Rome, a city of bloodshed and laughter, of food and starvation. But why was so much wealth, time and trouble lavished on free entertainments?The Age of the Gladiators explores many savage spectacles of Ancient Rome, many of which have become proverbial for their cruelty, bloodlust and glory. From Gladiator fights in grand amphitheaters to chariot racing at the Circus Maximus, Romans had ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Society Of The Spectacle

    The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • War as Spectacle

    Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Display of Armed Conflict

    War as Spectacle examines the display of armed conflict in classical antiquity and its impact in the modern world. The contributors address the following questions: how and why was war conceptualized as a spectacle in our surviving ancient Greek and Latin sources? How has this view of war been adapted in post-classical contexts and to what purpose?This collection of essays engages with the motif ... Read more

    $34.79 USD

  • Spectacle of Empire

    Marc Lescarbot's Theatre of Neptune in New France

    Arguably the first North American play, this edition includes the original French script of Marc Lescarbot’s Theatre of Neptune in New France, two twentieth-century English translations, Ben Jonson’s Masque of Blackness, and an extensive historical and critical introduction by Jerry Wasserman. ... Read more

    $15.89 USD

  • The Society of the Spectacle

    Debord describes and critiques the way we live. The power in these ideas lies in their ability to question, identify, and name the common assumptions of the present. Developing the concept of The Spectacle, he describes the “gaze” of contemporary society. From its publication just before, and ultimately influencing the May 1968 revolt in Paris and Occupy Wall Street, this book continues to ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Society of the Spectacle

    by Guy Debord ...
    Translated by Ken Knabb ...
    "The Society of the Spectacle" by Guy Debord (translated by Ken Knabb). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Art of Nation-Building

    Pageantry and Spectacle at Quebec's Tercentenary

    by H.V. Nelles ...
    series Heritage
    In 1908 Canada celebrated its 300th anniversary – the tercentenary of Champlain's founding of Quebec City. In two glorious weeks of parades, ceremonies, balls, and festivities, Canadians commemorated their history in a spectacle that would not be surpassed until the centennial of 1967. The climax of the 1908 celebration was an historical pageant in which 4000 sumptuously costumed citizens re ... Read more

    $35.99 USD