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Henri Lefebvre (1901–1991) was a French Marxist philosopher and sociologist whose prolific and diverse body of work contributed to a critical theory of the various dimensions of human existence under modern capitalism. Despite the fact that Lefebvre was the author of more than 60 books, and that he engaged with and contributed to some of the key theoretical currents of the past century, an appreciation of the full span of his thinking in the English-speaking world remains obscured by the partial and fragmentary state of available translations of his writings. Three principal thematic axes cut across the range of his work: Western Marxism, everyday life, as well as spatiality and the urban. Binding them to one another is his conception of capitalist modernity, which he ...

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