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détournement

détournement’

The most wellknown strategy of the situationists was undoubtedly the principle of ‘détournement’ (or ‘distortion’ or ‘hijack’). Situationists considered it the duty of the activist to turn the forces of consumerism and the society of the spectacle against themselves.

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Encyclopedia of —isms

Discours (or discursive)

Slide from lecture "Visual culture, Identity and Design" by Nana Adusei-Poku on March 19, 2015

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Encyclopedia of —isms

Dichotomy

A dichotomy means a division into two parts that are exclusive opposed or contradictory: an object can be either one or the other, not both nor neither.

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Dialogic

“Representation functions less like a model of a one-way transmitter and more like the model of a dialogue —it is, they say, dialogic. What sustains this ‘dialogue’ is the presence of shared cultural codes, which cannot guarantee that meaning will remain stable forever.”
—Stuart Hall

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