Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Understanding Henri Lefebvre 1st Edition

5 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
ISBN-13: 978-0826470034
ISBN-10: 0826470033
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$48.62 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$65.00 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
17 New from $54.58 11 Used from $48.55
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Save Up to 90% on Textbooks Textbooks
$65.00 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

Review

'...In a relatively short book, Elden has achieved a great deal. He combines considerable breadth of understanding, with a rigourous attention to the details of Lefebvre's work...Anyone with more than a passing interest in Lefebvre, especially if they have been unable to interrogate his original works in French, will benefit from a detailed engagement with Elden's sensitive and provocative analysis of one of France's most important theories.'
(Tim Unwin)

'...the most thorough, complete and rich account of the full range and scope of Henri Lefebvre's intellectual concersn from the 1920s to his death in 1991.'
(Neil Maycroft Capital and Class)

'...Lefebvre was extraordinarily prolific and his oeuvre contains numerous works that are often neglected or have yet to be brought into focus by commentators. This is something that Elden's truly compendious Understanding Henri Lefebvre helps to correct...Elden has performed a fine service to Lefebvre scholarship here. His book will help to orient an English-speaking audience to the sophisticated philosophical background of one of the most original calls to revolutionary thought and action of the twentieth century.' (Andrew Aitken)

'...In a relatively short book, Elden has achieved a great deal. He combines considerable breadth of understanding, with a rigourous attention to the details of Lefebvre's work...Anyone with more than a passing interest in Lefebvre, especially if they have been unable to interrogate his original works in French, will benefit from a detailed engagement with Elden's sensitive and provocative analysis of one of France's most important theories.'
(Sanford Lakoff)

'...the most thorough, complete and rich account of the full range and scope of Henri Lefebvre's intellectual concersn from the 1920s to his death in 1991.'
(Sanford Lakoff Capital and Class)

About the Author

Stuart Elden is a Professor of Political Geography at Durham University.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE



Product Details

  • Series: Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (March 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826470033
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826470034
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,618,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I'm a Professor of Political Theory and Geography at University of Warwick, and was previously Professor of Political Geography at Durham University, UK.

I have a blog at www.progressivegeographies.com

My next book is entitled Foucault's Last Decade, due in early 2016 with Polity Press. I am currently writing a book on the 1969-75 period of Foucault's work, also for Polity, and returning to a study of the concept and practice of territory in Shakespeare's plays. I also have an interest in questions of territory in contemporary politics and how territory relates to terrain and the geophysical more generally. When I'm not writing I enjoy cycling, watching cricket, theatre and music.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This text provides an excellent English-language review of the broad and complex work of one of the greatest French-language philosophers and social theorists of the 20th century. The few items of Lefebvre's large ouevre that are available in English translation are frequently demanding. Elden's book offers a concise and compeling exegesis of Lefebvre's major intellectual threads and provides a recommended companion to Lefebvre's own writing for English-speaking audiences.

That said, Elden's book would also serve well for readers wishing to familiarise themselves with the major theoretical concerns of Lefebvre without wishing to delve too deeply into the original works.

The book is particulary good in its ability to draw out many of the aspects of Lefebvre's thinking beyond the analysis of space - aspects that have been sorely neglected in much English-language use of Lefebvre (to be fair, no doubt due to a lack of adequate translations of primary texts).

Elden provides a very good set of notes as a critical apparatus that refer readers to many worthy secondary articles and texts. While the publisher's review suggests that the book pays particular attention to Lefebvre's relation to his contemporaries, this is a bit of an overstatement. His relation to the French Communist Party is thoroughly discussed for the level it is aiming at, however Lefebvre's cross-pollination with other French Marxists such as the Arguments Group is not covered in sufficient depth and the discussion of his relation to the Situationist International is highly uncritical - indicating perhaps Elden's largely uncritical rendering of Lefebvre's work more generally.

Overall a superb addition to English-language study of Lefebvre and one which fairly positions Lefebre as one of the most important Western Marxist contributors.
Comment 14 of 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: aristotle ethics