Category Archives: Understanding Henri Lefebvre

A Conversation between Stuart Elden and Babette Babich – Fordham University video

A Conversation between Stuart Elden and Babette Babich A long discussion at the Fordham University television studios – ranges across my work and lots of topics, including territory today and historically, Lefebvre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Shakespeare… Many thanks to Babette … Continue reading

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Talking about Publishing, Urban Territory, and lots else

I was involved in three events this week. The first was the most wide-ranging – a filmed conversation with Babette Babich at Fordham University, that ranged from contemporary territorial issues to Kant, Leibniz, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault and Lefebvre; Greek geography to … Continue reading

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Where to start with reading Henri Lefebvre?

This comes in response to a question to me on Twitter. Where should you start with Henri Lefebvre? I think many people, especially in Geography, go to The Production of Space. That’s a major work, certainly, but I don’t think … Continue reading

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Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis reissue

I mentioned the forthcoming Korean translation of Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis a couple of days ago. I’ve just heard that the English translation is being reissued this autumn by Bloomsbury (who bought Continuum) with a cheaper price in their Revelations series. … Continue reading

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Doctor of Letters

I’ve been awarded a DLitt degree (Doctor of Letters) from Durham University, on the basis of publications post-PhD. This is a so-called ‘higher doctorate’. I submitted three books – Understanding Henri Lefebvre, Speaking Against Numberand Terror and Territory – along … Continue reading

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Elden, Gregory, Sevilla-Buitrago in ACME

ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Vol 10 No 2 is now available. It includes the English version of a discussion between me, Derek Gregory and Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago that was originally published earlier this year in a Spanish translation: … Continue reading

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Tim Morton, Realist Magic and writing books

Tim Morton is writing a couple of books, under the titles Realist Magic and Hyperobjects. And he’s writing them terrifyingly fast, blogging about it as he goes. His stuff is worth reading, so it clearly works for him. Graham Harman is similarly … Continue reading

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Books – availability

Terror and Territory has now been out for a year, and is into its second printing. Despite how the Continuum website portrays my Mapping the Present and Understanding Henri Lefebvre, the books are not out of print, but out of … Continue reading

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On books and their titles

Graham Harman has an interesting post ‘on book titles and subtitles’ here. He’s talking about the publisher desire for keywords in titles in order to help position them in the market. Fair enough, although it can have some distorting effects. … Continue reading

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Mapping the Present and Understanding Henri Lefebvre

It might appear that my first two books – Mapping the Present and Understanding Henri Lefebvre – are out of print. Amazon no longer has copies, and the publisher’s website doesn’t let you buy them. I’ve checked with the publisher … Continue reading

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