Marx, Engels, and Marxisms

Henri Lefebvre's Critical Theory of Space

Authors: Biagi, Francesco

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  • Provides innovative interpretations about one of the major thinkers of the 20th century urban studies
  • Enlarges considerably the horizon of the debates on Lefebvre, as well as scholarly perspectives on the philosophical roots of notions like the right to the city, spatial and social justice or urbanity
  • Relevant to a variety of scholars and researchers in political science, sociology, philosophy, urban studies, etc
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Henri Lefebvre's Critical Theory of Space offers a rigorous analysis and revival of Lefebvre’s works and the context in which he produced them. Biagi traces the historical-critical time-frame of Lefebvre's intellectual investigations, bringing to light a theoretical constellation in which historical methods intersect with philosophical and sociological issues: from Marxist political philosophy to the birth of urban sociology; from rural studies to urban and everyday life studies in the context of capitalism. Examining Lefebvre’s extended investigations into the urban sphere as well as highlighting his goal of developing a “general political theory of space” and of innovating Marxist thought, and clarifying the various (more or less accurate) meanings attributed to Lefebvre's concept of the “right to the city” (analysed in the context of the French and international sociological and philosophical-political debate), Henri Lefebvre's Critical Theory of Space ultimately brings the contours of Lefebvre’s innovative perspective—itself developed at the end of the “short twentieth century”—back into view in all its richness and complexity.

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Francesco Biagi is a PhD Researcher in Political and Social Sciences at the University of Pisa, Italy, and collaborates with the research group GESTUAL (Group of Socio-Territorial, Urban and Local Action Studies) at the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon, Portugal. He is rediscovering Henri Lefebvre’s thought in order to understand the current neoliberal urban questions.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Henri Lefebvre's Critical Theory of Space
Authors
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52367-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52367-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52366-4
Series ISSN
2524-7123
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 235
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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