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Henri Lefebvre (1901–1991) was one of the most original Marxist theorists to think with Marx beyond Marx about the changes taking place in the capitalist mode of production since his death in 1883, and especially since the first decade of the twentieth century when Lefebvre dates the emergence of modern capitalism, modernity. He had the good fortune of living a long, intellectually productive life in a century of political disasters that drove most intellectuals on the Left to despair or worse.

Lefebvre took the position that Marx's critical analysis of early capitalism was necessary but not sufficient for fully understanding modern capitalism. Lefebvre appropriated, in a critical manner, the concepts of some of the most important social theorists of the twentieth century in his analysis of ...

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