Definition of situationism in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɪtjʊˈeɪʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun]
1The theory that human behaviour is determined by surrounding circumstances rather than by personal qualities.
Example sentences
  • No-one actually knows what situationism is because they everyone falls asleep within 2 seconds of starting to read a ‘text’.
2A revolutionary political theory which regards modern industrial society as being inevitably oppressive and exploitative.



noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The situationists ' mapping and idea of the city as human centred, erotic space influenced the farthest reaches of the newly mediated Western world.
  • It was a description of a transhistorical Event, a break-out embracing Anabaptists, situationists, Dadaists, surrealists, punks.
  • In September 1995, Bill Drummond, pop star, writer and situationist prankster was invited by Belgrade's renegade radio station B92 to première his infamous film Watch The K Foundation Burn A Million Quid in the capital's Republic Square.

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