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Space, Difference, Everyday Life: Reading Henri Lefebvre

EditorKanishka Goonewardena, Stefan Kipfer, Richard Milgrom

Hardcover | February 15, 2008

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In the past fifteen years, Henri Lefebvre¿s reputation has catapulted into the stratosphere, and he is now considered an equal to some of the greats of European social theory (Bourdieu, Deleuze, Harvey). In particular, his work has revitalized urban studies, geography and planning via concepts like; the social production of space, the right to the city, everyday life, and global urbanization. Lefebvre¿s massive body of work has generated two main schools of thought: one that is political economic, and another that is more culturally oriented and poststructuralist in tone.Space, Difference, and Everyday Lifemerges these two schools of thought into a unified Lefebvrian approach to contemporary urban issues and the nature of our spatialized social structures.

Kanishka Goonewardenawas trained as an architect in Sri Lanka and now teaches urban design and critical theory at the University of Toronto. He is working on two books,The Future of Planning at the "End of History"(forthcoming from Routledge) andThe Urban Sensorium: Space, Ideology and the Aestheticization of Politics, exploring the ma...
Title:Space, Difference, Everyday Life: Reading Henri LefebvreFormat:HardcoverDimensions:334 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.9 inPublished:February 15, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


List of Figures

Notes on Contributors

Preface and Acknowledgements

1 On the Production of Henri Lefebvre

Stefan Kipfer, Kanishka Goonewardena, Christian Schmid and Richard Milgrom

Part I: Dialectics of Space and Time

2 Towards a Three-Dimensional Dialectic: The Theory of the Production of Space

Christian Schmid

3 Space and Representation: Reading the Urban Revolution

Walter Prigge

4 Space as Concrete Abstraction: Hegel, Marx, and Modern Urbanism in Henri Lefebvre

Lukasz Stanek

5 Mondialisation before Globalization: Lefebvre and Axelos

Stuart Elden

6 Lefebvre without Heidegger: "Left Heideggerianism" as contradictio in adiecto

Geoffrey Waite

Part II: Rhythms of Urbanization and Everyday Life

7 Marxism and Everyday Life: On Lefebvre, Debord and Some Others

Kanishka Goonewardena

8 In Search of the Possible: Henri Lefebvre and Everyday Life

Klaus Ronneberger

9 Rhythms, Streets, Cities

Kurt Meyer

10 Lessons in Surrealism: Relationality, Event, Encounter

Sara Nadal-Melsi¿

11 A Faustian Fusion: Lefebvre and Debord

Andy Merrifield


Part III: Difference, Hegemony and The Right to the City

12 Hegemony, Everyday Life and Difference: How Lefebvre Urbanized Gramsci

Stefan Kipfer

13 Totality, Hegemony, Difference: Henri Lefebvre and Raymond Williams

Andrew Shmuely

14 Henri Lefebvre¿s Critique of State Productivism

Neil Brenner

15 Right to the City: Politics of Citizenship

Liette Gilbert and Mustafa Dike¿/P>

16 Lucien Kroll: Design, Difference, Everyday Life

Richard Milgrom

17 Globalizing Lefebvre?

Stefan Kipfer, Christian Schmid, Kanishka Goonewardena and Richard Milgrom