Understanding Henri Lefebvre

Understanding Henri Lefebvre

by Stuart Elden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826470033

ISBN-13: 9780826470034

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Henri Lefebvre has been celebrated as one of the most influential social theorists of the twentieth century. Understanding Henri Lefebvre places Lefebvre in his historical and intellectual context and analyzes the extraordinary range of his work, across politics, philosophy, history, literature and culture.

Particular emphasis is given to Lefebvre's trilogy of

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Henri Lefebvre has been celebrated as one of the most influential social theorists of the twentieth century. Understanding Henri Lefebvre places Lefebvre in his historical and intellectual context and analyzes the extraordinary range of his work, across politics, philosophy, history, literature and culture.

Particular emphasis is given to Lefebvre's trilogy of inspirational thinkers—Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche; his links to contemporaries such as Heidegger, Axelos and the Situationalists; and his critiques of existentialism and structuralism. Analysis of his writings on cities are balanced with those on rural communities, the production of space connected to ideas of time and history, and everyday life linked to the festival and cultural revolution.

Understanding Henri Lefebvre offers the most wide-ranging and reliable account of this central theorist available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826470034
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Continuum Studies in Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction : Henri Lefebvre 1901-911
1Rethinking Marxism15
2Engaging with philosophy65
3The critique of everyday life110
4From the rural to the urban127
5Space and history169
6Politics and the state211
Bibliography of Lefebvre's writings257
Index of names263

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