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Imagination and Resources
Imagination and resources

In the last chapter we argued that there is a circuit of spectacle and narcissism (the circuit of S–N–S), the nodes on this circuit being performances of one kind or another. If, increasingly, the world is conceived as spectacle, then so are the people within it. People see others as performers and come to see themselves as performers. Everyone acts as if they are performers for an audience yet they are also an audience for others. There is therefore a continuous flow of events, experience and perceptions round the spectacle/narcissism circuit. This flow requires a certain energy to drive it and the people involved have to have the resources necessary continually to renew the processes of spectacle and narcissism. In ...

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