List of Books I’m Reading as Research Material for a Chapter soon to be finished

This list of books is for a chapter within my PhD called the Magnificant Failure. A draft will be uploaded soon.


Jonathan Israel. A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy. Princeton University Press. 2010.

Ken Knabb. The Joy of Revolution. Theory and Practice 2013.

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire. The Penguin Press. 2004.

Andy Merrifield. Magical Marxism: Subversive Politics and the Imagination. Pluto Press. 2011.

Julian Stallabrass. Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. 2006.

Guy Debord. Comments on the Society of the Spectacle. Verso Books 1998.

Sadie Plant. The Situationist International: A Case of Spectacular Neglect. (Originally published in Radical Philosophy No.55 (London, Summer 1990). Republished in – What is Situationism? A Reader. AK Press. 1996.

Marcus Greil. Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century. First published in 1987. Republished with Faber and Faber 2001.

Expect Anything Fear Nothing: The Situationist Movement in Scandinavia and Elsewhere. Edited by Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen & Jakob Jakobsen. Published 2011 by nebula in association with autonomedia.

Sherry Turkle. Alone Together : Why We Expect from Technology and Less from Each other. Basic Books 2011.

abstract hacktivism: the making of a hacker culture. edited by Otto Von Busch & Karl Palmås. Published in collaboration with Printed in the United Kingdom by Lightning Source UK Ltd. 2006.

Tatiana Bazzichelli. Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking. (2013)

Sadie Plant. The Most Radical Gesture: The Situationist International in a Postmodern Age. Chapter – Those Who Create Disorder. Routledge 1992.

Kenneth O. Morgan. The Oxford History of Britain. Oxford University Press (Updated) 2010.

Richard Gilman-Opalsky. Spectacular Capitalism. Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy. Anti-copyright 2011 Minor Compositions. P.15

Richard Barbrook. Class Wargames: Ludic Subversion Against spectacular Capitalism. 2012.

Wendy Fonarow. Empire of Dirt: The Aesthetics and Rituals of British Indie Music (Music Culture). Wesleyan; annotated edition edition (July 10, 2006) P33.

Charlie Gere. Digital Cultures. Reaktion Books Ltd. 2002.

Richard Barbrook. Class Wargames: Ludic Subversion Against spectacular Capitalism. 2012.

Dave and Stuart Wise. What is Situationism? A Reader. Chapter – The End of Music. AK Press. 1996. P.88

Roger Huddle. Two Reflections of Rock Against Racism and Love Music Hate Rascism. (2004) The People Speak. Editors Colin Firth and Anthony Arnove. Canongate Books. 2012.

Lindsey German and John Rees. A People’s History of London. Chapter – Migrant city. Verso Books. 2012.

Lindsey German and John Rees. A People’s History of London. Chapter – Migrant city. Verso Books. 2012.

Stefan Szczelkun. AGIT DISCO. Edited by Stefan Szczelkun and Anthony ILes. Mute Books 2012.

Stefan Szczelkun. Kennington Park: The Birthplace of People’s Democracy. Published by Past Tense. Originally Published 1997. Second Edition 2005.

Leah A. Lievrouw. Alternative And Activist New Media. Chapter 2 – The Roots of Alternative and Activist New Media. 2011. Polity Press.

Christopher Gray. Leaving the 20th century: The Incomplete Work of the Situationist International. Rebel Press. 1998.

Guy Debord. Society of the Spectacle. The Proletariat As Subject of Representation. Rebel Press. Editor ken Knabb.

McKenzie Wark. A Hackers Manifesto. Abstraction. Harvard University Press. 2004.

Ian Buchanan. Antonio Gramsci. Oxford Dictionary of Critical Studies. Oxford University Press 2010.

David Graeber. Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Melville House Printing 2012.

James Lull. Media, Communication, Culture: A Global Approach. Polity Press 1995.

Robert Hewison. Future Tense: A new Art for the Nineties. Methuen. 1990.

King Mob; the Story of Lord George Gordon and the Riots of 1780. Christopher Hibbert. R U / Longmans Green; Readers Union ed edition (1959).

Lefebvre on the Situationists: An Interview. Kristin Ross and Henri Lefebvre. Source: October, Vol. 79, Guy Debord and the Internationale Situationniste (Winter, 1997), pp. 69-83. Published by: The MIT Press. Stable URL:

Marx’s Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right (1843). Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1970. Ed. Joseph O’Malley; Translated: Annette Jolin and Joseph O’Malley.

King Mob Echo: From Gordon Riots to Situationists and “Sex Pistols” (Vague (London). AK Press (1 Sep 2000).

ZIZEK, NORMAN O. BROWN, AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CULTURE. Richard Koenigsberg. Online Publication Date: 28-Sep-2005.

Jean Dubuffet. Asphyxiating Culture and Other Writings. C. Volk (Translator). Four Walls Eight Windows; 1st Edition edition (Oct 1989)

The Mob Who Shouldn’t Really Be Here. Hari Kunzru. Summer 2008

Armin Medosch, The Return of King Mob. December 10, 2010

Historical use of the name “King Mob”. Jim de Liscard.

Bangs, Lester (12 June 1980). “The Slits: Cut”. Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow) (RS 319). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007.

Dan Hind. The return of the Public: Democracy, Power, and the Case for Media Reform. Verso Books 2012.

Gerald Raunig. Art and Revolution: Transversal Activism in the Long Twentieth Century. Semiotext(e) Active Agents. MIT Press. P.19. 2007.

Michel Foucault. Power: Essential Works of Foucault 1954 – 1984 Volume 3. Questions of Method. Originally printed by University of Chicago press 1991. Edited by James D. Faubian. Penguin Philosophy and Politics. 1994. Note: originally ‘Questions of Method’ was titled “Round Table of 20 May 1978,” this interview was published in 1980. P.233.

Frederic Jameson. Surrealism Without the Unconscious. Postmodernism or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Verso Books 1992.

Huhtomi and Parrika. Media Archaeology: Approaches, Applications, and Implications. Edited by Erkki Huhtomi and Jussi Parrika. University of California Press 2011.

Lindsey German & John Rees. A people’s History of London. Verso 2012. P.9

Gregory Sholette. 50 Shades of Red: Enterprise Culture and Social Practice Art, a Love Story? March 4, 2014.

Above image is, Tatiana Bazzichelli. Author of, Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking.