Category Archives: Henri Lefebvre

Henri Lefebvre, The Survival of Capitalism – how to reconstruct an English version of the French text

Henri Lefebvre’s 1973 book La survie du capitalisme: La reproduction des rapports de production (Anthropos, third edition 2002) was one of the relatively few of his books which was translated within a few years of its initial publication. Many of … Continue reading

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Back to writing in 2018 – Foucault, Canguilhem and Lefebvre

As the blog posts of the last couple of days indicate, I’m back at my desk working. The first writing submitted this year was a 2000 word piece entitled ‘Foucault, Biography, and Posthumous Publications’, destined for the American Book Review. … Continue reading

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The Right to the City: A Verso Report – free ebook

The Right to the City: A Verso Report – free ebook Special eBook collection on the most urgent question of our times: who is the city for? In 1968, the French Marxist philosopher Henri Lefebvre wrote “Le Droite a la Ville” … Continue reading

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Where to start with reading Henri Lefebvre? – minor updates to my guide and reissue of Key Writings

I’ve made some minor updates to my guide Where to start with reading Henri Lefebvre? The key thing added is the reissue of Key Writings, now available in Bloomsbury’s Revelations series.  

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CFP: Urban Planning and the Spatial Ideas of Henri Lefebvre

Details of a theme issue devoted to Lefebvre’s work. Do check the journal’s open access policy and article processing charges (see also here). CFP: Urban Planning and the Spatial Ideas of Henri LefebvreEditor: Michael Leary-Owhin (London South Bank University, UK) Deadline … Continue reading

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Books received – Lefebvre, Althusser, Connolly, Heron, the Ellen West case and Sword

The Turkish translation of Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis, which includes my introduction to the English edition; Althusser’s How to be a Marxist in Philosophy, William E. Connolly’s Facing the Planetary, Nicolas Heron’s Liturgical Power: Between Economic and Political Theology, a collection of … Continue reading

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Roger Keil, Suburban Planet: Making the World Urban from the Outside In – now out with Polity

Roger Keil, Suburban Planet: Making the World Urban from the Outside In – now out with Polity. The urban century manifests itself at the peripheries. While the massive growth in urbanization is often referred to as an ‘urban revolution’, most of the twenty-first century’s … Continue reading

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“I have endeavoured to tidy up Sartre’s haphazard references…”

Jonathan Webber on one of the tasks of a translator or editor: “I have endeavoured to tidy up Sartre’s haphazard references, giving full bibliographical information, but this has not always been possible. I have not added references where Sartre gave … Continue reading

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Adam David Morton, The Architecture of ‘Passive Revolution’: Society, State and Space in Modern Mexico

Adam David Morton, ‘The Architecture of ‘Passive Revolution’: Society, State and Space in Modern Mexico‘, Journal of Latin American Studies (requires subscription). Adam discusses the piece at the Progress in Political Economy blog. This article analyses the political economy of Henri … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 11: Working in the Canguilhem archive at the École normale supérieure and at the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève

I’ve been in Paris again for a few days, this time mainly to work at the Canguilhem archive at the Centre d’Archives de Philosophie, d’Histoire et d’Édition des Sciences (CAPHÉS) at the École normale supérieure. The collection comprises multiple boxes … Continue reading

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