“Our old enemy the commodity”: Image, Narration, Spectacular Time

Daniel Barrow

Abstract


Guy Debord and the Situationist International's analysis of late capitalist temporality remains an under-examined area of their work. Time as a 'form of appearance' - Marx's description of the commodity - replaces the reality of a time that cannot develop quantitatively. This article argues that this far-reaching analysis, which has been controversial in art theory and literary studies, sheds valuable light on theories of narrative time and subjectivity in late capitalist culture.

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Temporality; Narrative; Subjectivity; Guy Debord

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24134/be.v3i1.149

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