Search - List of Books by Raoul Vaneigem

"In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king. A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption, fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption." -- Raoul Vaneigem
Raoul Vaneigem (born 1934) is a Belgian writer and philosopher. He was born in Lessines (Hainaut, Belgium). After studying romance philology at the Free University of Brussels (now split into the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel) from 1952 to 1956, he participated in the Situationist International from 1961 to 1970. He currently resides in Belgium and is the father of four children.

Vaneigem and Guy Debord were two of the principal theoreticians of the Situationist movement. Vaneigem's slogans frequently made it onto the walls of Paris during the May 1968 uprisings. His most famous book, and the one that contains the most famous slogans, is The Revolution of Everyday Life (in French the title was more elaborate: Traité de savoir-vivre à l'usage des jeunes générations).

According to the website nothingness.org, "The voice of Raoul Vaneigem was one of the strongest of the Situationists. Counterpoised to Guy Debord's political and polemic style, Vaneigem offered a more poetic and spirited prose. The Revolution of Everyday Life (Traité de savoir-vivre à l'usage des jeunes générations), published in the same year as The Society of the Spectacle, helped broaden and balance the presentation of the SI's theories and practices. One of the longest SI members, and frequent editor of the journal Internationale Situationniste, Vaneigem finally left the SI in November 1970, citing their failures as well as his own in his letter of resignation. Soon after, Debord issued a typically scathing response denouncing both Vaneigem and his critique of the Situationist International."

After leaving the Situationist movement Vaneigem wrote a series of polemical books defending the idea of a free and self-regulating social order. He frequently made use of pseudonyms, including "Julienne de Cherisy," "Robert Desessarts," "Jules-François Dupuis," "Tristan Hannaniel," "Anne de Launay," "Ratgeb," and "Michel Thorgal." Recently he has been an advocate of a new type of strike, in which service and transportation workers provide services for free and refuse to collect payment or fares.

In 2009 Vaneigem was interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist for e-flux.

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Total Books: 50
A Declaration of the Rights of Human Beings On the Sovereignty of Life as Surpassing the Rights of Man
The Revolution of Everyday Life
2012 - The Revolution of Everyday Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781604866780
ISBN-10: 1604866780
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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DICTIONNAIRE DE CITATIONS
2007 - Dictionnaire De Citations (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782290003350
ISBN-10: 2290003352
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CHEVALIER LA DAME LE DIABLE ET LA MORT
2005 - Chevalier La Dame Le Diable Et La Mort [LE] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070315475
ISBN-10: 2070315479
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Salut Rabelais
2003 - Salut Rabelais (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782870279595
ISBN-10: 2870279590
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Des harmonies polygames en amour
2003 - Des Harmonies Polygames En Amour (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782743610906
ISBN-10: 2743610905
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Aviso a los vivos sobre la muerte que los gobierna y la oportunidad de deshacerse de ella
Pour l'abolition de la socit marchande pour une socit vivante
2002 - Pour L'abolition De La Socit Marchande Pour Une Socit VIvante (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782228896375
ISBN-10: 2228896373
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L'Art de ne croire en rien suivi de  Livre des trois imposteurs
2002 - L'art De Ne Croire En Rien Suivi De Livre Des Trois Imposteurs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782743610029
ISBN-10: 2743610026
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Adresse aux vivants sur la mort qui les gouverne et l'opportunit de s'en dfaire
L'Ere des crateurs
2002 - L'ere Des Crateurs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782870279151
ISBN-10: 2870279159
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A Cavalier History of Surrealism
Contre le travail des enfants
2001 - Contre Le Travail Des Enfants (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782913675056
ISBN-10: 2913675050
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Dclaration des droits de l'tre Humain  de la souverainet de la vie comme dpassement des droits de l'homme
De l'inhumanit de la religion
2000 - De L'inhumanit De La Religion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782207249161
ISBN-10: 2207249166
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Nous qui dsirons sans fin
1998 - Nous Qui Dsirons Sans Fin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070403370
ISBN-10: 2070403378
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The Movement of the Free Spirit
1998 - The Movement of the Free Spirit (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780942299717
ISBN-10: 094229971X
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality
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Les hrsies
1996 - Les Hrsies (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782130460510
ISBN-10: 2130460518
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Revolution of Everyday Life
1994 - Revolution of Everyday Life (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781902593203
ISBN-10: 1902593200
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Bad Days Will End
1992 - The Bad Days Will End (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780907837077
ISBN-10: 0907837077
Genre: Nonfiction
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Trait de savoir-vivre  l'usage des jeunes gnrations
1992 - Trait De Savoir-vivre L'usage Des Jeunes Gnrations (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070326860
ISBN-10: 2070326861
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Louis Scutenaire [Poetes d'aujourd'hui - French Edition] (Paperback)
Le Livre Des Plaisirs [Espace nord - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Banalits De Base [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Banalites De Base [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Avertissement Aux Ecoliers Et Lyceens [Mille et une nuits - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback