Situationist International Anthology by Ken Knabb

Situationist International Anthology: Revised and Expanded Edition

by Ken Knabb Author

In 1957 a few experimental European groups stemming from the radical tradition of Dadaism and Surrealism came together to form the Situationist International. The name came from their aim of liberating everyday life through the creation of open-ended, participatory "situations"—an aim which naturally ran up against material and mental obstacles produced by the dominant social order. The SI Anthology, generally recognized as the most comprehensive and accurately translated collection of situationist writings in English, presents a chronological survey of the group's activities and development as reflected in articles from its French journal and in a variety of leaflets, pamphlets, filmscripts and internal documents, ranging from their early experiments in urban "psychogeography" and cultural subversion to their lucid analyses of the Watts riot, the Vietnam war, the Prague Spring, the Chinese "Cultural Revolution" and other crises and upheavals of the sixties. (Short Discount)