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One of the most influential Marxist theorists of the twentieth century, Henri Lefebvre pioneered the study of the modern state in an age of accelerating global economic integration and fragmentation. Shortly after the 1974 publication of his landmark book The Production of Space, Lefebvre embarked on one of the most ambitious projects of his career: a consideration of the history and geographies of the modern state through a monumental study that linked several disciplines, including political science, sociology, geography, and history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816653164
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 3/24/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Henri Lefebvre (1901–1991) was a French sociologist, intellectual, and philosopher. His many books include The Critique of Everyday Life, The Production of Space, The Survival of Capitalism, and The Urban Revolution (available from Minnesota, 2003).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction. State, Space, World: Lefebvre and the Survival of Capitalism Neil Brenner Stuart Elden 1

Part I State, Society, Autogestion

1 The State and Society (1964) 51

2 The Withering Away of the State: The Sources of Marxist-Leninist State Theory (1964) 69

3 The State in the Modern World (1975) 95

4 Comments on a New State Form (1979) 124

5 Theoretical Problems of Autogestion (1966) 138

6 "It Is the World That Has Changed": Interview with Autogestion et socialisme (1976) 153

Part II Space, State Spatiality, World

7 Reflections on the Politics of Space (1970) 167

8 Space: Social Product and Use Value (1979) 185

9 The Worldwide and the Planetary (1973) 196

10 Space and Mode of Production (1980) 210

11 Space and the State (1978) 223

12 Review of Kostas Axelos's Toward Planetary Thought (1965) 254

13 The World according to Kostas Axelos (1986) 259

14 The Worldwide Experience (1978) 274

15 Revolutions (1986) 290

Further Readings 307

Publication History 309

Index 313

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