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An artistic practice conceived by the Situationists for transforming artworks by creatively disfiguring them. In ‘A User's Guide to Détournement’ (1956), Guy Debord, a key Situationist ...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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2013
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... An artistic technique that seeks to satirize, parody, or subvert something through mimicry. It reuses a piece of media such as a popular art work, a piece of literature, a film, or political speech, making a variation that’s meaning is antithetical to the original. It was developed in the 1950s by the Situationists . ...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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... ( turnaround/reversal ) An artistic practice conceived by the Situationists for transforming artworks by creatively disfiguring them. In ‘A User's Guide to Détournement’ ( 1956 ), Guy Debord , a key Situationist theorist, and Gil Wolman , argue that détournement has a double purpose: on the one hand, it must negate the ideological conditions of artistic production, the fact that all artworks are ultimately commodities; but on the other hand, it must negate this negation and produce something that is politically educative. It achieves negation...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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... ( turnaround / reversal ) An artistic practice conceived by the Situationists for transforming artworks by creatively disfiguring them. In ‘A User’s Guide to Détournement’ ( 1956 ), Guy Debord , a key Situationist theorist, and Gil Wolman , argue that détournement has a double purpose: on the one hand, it must negate the ideological conditions of artistic production, the fact that all artworks are ultimately commodities; but on the other hand, it must negate this negation and produce something that is politically educative. It achieves...

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Oxford Business French Dictionary: French-English

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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: French-English (4 ed.)

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détournement

détournement  

An artistic practice conceived by the Situationists for transforming artworks by creatively disfiguring them. In ‘A User's Guide to Détournement’ (1956), Guy Debord, a key Situationist theorist, and ...
dérive

dérive  

An experimental technique of walking or moving through the urban space in a manner contrary to its design yet consistent with one's own desire, devised by the Situationists. Its purpose is twofold: ...
Guy Debord

Guy Debord  

(1931–94)French Marxist, activist, film-maker, social commentator and philosopher. Born in Paris, he was raised by his mother and grandmother in the southern resort towns of Nice, Pau, and Cannes. In ...
psychogeography

psychogeography  

The study of the specific effects (and affects) of the built environment (intended or not) on the emotions and actions of individuals. Although generally associated with the Situationists, it ...
Situationism

Situationism  

A small, influential and highly politicized artistic movement founded in 1957, from the remnants of two previous Avant-garde groups, the Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus (led by Asger Jorn, who had ...
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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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...modern culture industry were inextricably wedded to the ‘spectacle’; only the workers' council, supposedly unmediated by the pernicious illusions of ideology, could constitute the revolutionary class as a subject. Closely connected with this were the notions of dérive and détournement , strategies for subverting the bourgeois concepts of artistic and political representation. May 1968 's posters and wall‐slogans, its stress on direct democracy, and its maximalist urge to transform everyday life all bore the imprint of Situationism, itself influenced by ...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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2013
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...mapping the city, and encouraged distinct and autonomous ways of moving through its streets. The dérive , or drift, for example, was an exercise in consciously navigating through the city while resisting the routine pedestrian flows favoured by planners. Another technique, détournement , sought to subvert advertising and branding by manipulating slogans and images, a practice continued by the radical Canadian anti-capitalist organization Adbusters. Although select and short-lived, the influence of the Situationists can be felt in psychogeography and many...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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...the spectacle, which alienated workers of all types unknowingly consume and accept as real life. Breaking people out of this ideological slumber and enabling them to access authentic life is the chief purpose behind Situationism's three key practices or methods: dérive , détournement , and psychogeography . The other major theorist associated with Situationism was Belgian scholar Raoul Vaneigem , author of Traité de savoir-vivre á l'usage des jeunes générations ( 1967 ), translated as The Revolution of Everyday Life ( 1983 ), a kind of user's guide...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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2018

...the spectacle, which alienated workers of all types unknowingly consume and accept as real life. Breaking people out of this ideological slumber and enabling them to access authentic life is the chief purpose behind Situationism’s three key practices or methods: dérive , détournement , and psychogeography . The other major theorist associated with Situationism was Belgian scholar Raoul Vaneigem , author of Traité de savoir-vivre à l’usage des jeunes générations ( 1967 ), translated as The Revolution of Everyday Life ( 1983 ), a kind of user’s guide...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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... deterritorializing (a term with obvious if unacknowledged debts to Situationism) too far and too fast in Mille Plateaux ( 1980 ), translated as A Thousand Plateaus ( 1987 ), would seem to confirm that they were right on the first count. See also cognitive mapping ; détournement  ; deterritorialization ; flâneur . Further Reading: K. Knabb (ed.) Situationist International Anthology (2007). S. Plant The Most Radical Gesture: The Situationist International and After ...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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2010

...that the dark and mysterious tales of the city found in the work of William Blake , Thomas de Quincy , Charles Baudelaire , and Walter Benjamin should be considered as providing templates for what would become psychogeography. See also cognitive mapping ; dérive ; détournement ; deterritorialization ; flâneur . Further Reading: M. Coverley Psychogeography (2006). K. Knabb (ed.) Situationist International Anthology (2007). R. Solnit Wanderlust: A History of Walking ...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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... deterritorializing (a term with obvious if unacknowledged debts to Situationism) too far and too fast in Mille Plateaux ( 1980 ), translated as A Thousand Plateaus ( 1987 ), would seem to confirm that they were right on the first count. See also cognitive mapping ; détournement ; deterritorialization ; flâneur . Further Reading: K. Knabb (ed.) Situationist International Anthology (2007). S. Plant The Most Radical Gesture: The Situationist International and After (1992)....

psychogeography

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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2018

...that the dark and mysterious tales of the city found in the work of William Blake , Thomas de Quincy , Charles Baudelaire , and Walter Benjamin should be considered as providing templates for what would become psychogeography. See also cognitive mapping ; deˊrive ; détournement ; deterritorialization ; flaˆneur . Further Reading: M. Coverley Psychogeography (2006). K. Knabb (ed.) Situationist International Anthology (2007). R. Solnit Wanderlust: A History of Walking (2001)....

Debord, Guy

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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...who had a talent for the caustic put-down. Not the least reason for this is the fact that the concepts or practices of détournement (turnaround/reversal) and dérive (drift), which they invented as a means of protesting against what they saw as the encroachments of capitalism upon the authenticity of life, continue to be mobilized by cultural activists today. Culturejamming and adbusting are perfect examples of détournement . Similarly, Situationism's notion of psychogeography , an experimental procedure for mapping the city from the perspective of...

Debord, Guy

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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...who had a talent for the caustic put-down. Not the least reason for this is the fact that the concepts or practices of détournement (turnaround/reversal) and dérive (drift), which they invented as a means of protesting against what they saw as the encroachments of capitalism upon the authenticity of life, continue to be mobilized by cultural activists today. Culturejamming and adbusting are perfect examples of détournement . Similarly, Situationism’s notion of psychogeography , an experimental procedure for mapping the city from the perspective of...

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