1st Edition

Lefebvre, Love and Struggle Spatial Dialectics

By Rob Shields Copyright 1998
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    Lefebvre, Love and Struggle provides the only comprehensive guide to Lefebvre's work. It is an accessible introduction to one of the most significant European thinkers of the twentieth century.
    Rob Shields draws on the full range of Lefebvres writings, including many previously untranslated and unpublished works and correspondence. Topics covered include Lefebvre's early relationship with Marxism, his critique of the rise of fascism, as well as his Critique of Everyday Life and the significant work on urban space for which he is best known today.

    Preface and acknowledgements, 1 Lefebvre’s significance, 2 Adventure, art and wars 1905–45, 3 Foundation works: Philosophies, Hegel, Surrealism, 4 False authenticity: the roots of Fascism, 5 Moments of presence, 6 The critique of everyday life: Marx and Nietzsche, 7 Postwar intellectual, 8 Father of the dialectic and critic of Structuralism, 9 Existential Marxism: Sartre, 10 The production of space, 11 Conclusion, Bibliography of Lefebvre’s work, Secondary sources, Index


    Rob Shields

    'To sum up, this is a very worthy book.' - Marcio M Valenca, Universitario Lagoa Nova, Brazil

    'Of all the great twentieth century philosophers, Henri Lefebvre is the least well known to the English-reading public and the immensity and variety of his works does not make the job of introducing him any easier. Rob Shields comprehensive book, which deals with the major works and all the stages of Lefebvres emphasis on space and the urban, as well as the everyday, has many as yet unexploited resources to offer contemporary thought and Shields' brilliant exegeses now make those available to us, virtually for the first time in English.' - Professor Frederic Jameson