The Critique Of Everyday Life Is Perhaps The Richest, Most Prescient Work By One Of The Twentieth Century S Greatest Philosophers A Historian And Sociologist, Lefebvre Developed His Ideas Over Seven Decades Through Intellectual Confrontation With Figures As Diverse As Bergson, Breton, Sartre, Debord And AlthusserWritten At The Birth Of Postwar Consumerism, Though Only Now Translated Into English, The Critique Is A Book Of Enormous Range And Subtlety Lefebvre Takes As His Starting Point And Guide The Trivial Details Of Quotidian Experience An Experience Colonized By The Commodity, Shadowed By Inauthenticity, Yet Which Remains The Only Source Of Resistance And Change Whether He Is Exploring The Commercialization Of Sex Or The Disappearance Of Rural Festivities, Analyzing Hegel Or Charlie Chaplin, Lefebvre Always Returns To The Ubiquity Of Alienation, The Necessity Of Revolt This Is An Enduringly Radical Text, Untimely Today Only In Its Intransigence And OptimismThis Third Volume Of The Critique Of Everyday Life Completes Lefebvre S Monumental Project It Seeks To Shed Light On Changes Inscribed Within Everyday Life, And At The Same Time To Reveal Certain Virtualities Of The Everyday, Taking Into Account The Crisis Of Modernity But Also The Decisive Assertion Of Technological Modernism Profundity veiled in a rambling vagueness that is painful to extract from, and probably not quite worth the reward The arc of these three books is fascinating as an historical consideration of the failing of Marxism and the importance of the everyday as the location that revolutions take place and can actually have lasting impact.
Henri Lefebvre was a French sociologist, Marxist intellectual, and philosopher, best known for his work on dialectics, Marxism, everyday life, cities, and social space He coined the slogan the right to the city.
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- Critique de la vie quotidienne, III. De la modernité au modernisme (Pour une métaphilosophie du quotidien)
- Henri Lefebvre
- 13 June 2019 Henri Lefebvre