Henri Lefebvre (16 June 1901 – 29 June 1991) 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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... When a friend expressed envy of his estate, Lefebvre said "Come down in the courtyard, and I'll have ten shots at you with a musket at 30 paces ... whole estate is yours." The friend naturally declined this offer, and Lefebvre then added, "I had a thousand bullets shot at me from much closer range before I got all this." Marshals of the First French Empire ...
... See also geographical space, Henri Lefebvre ... term are in Rob Shields 1985, Introduction to a Précis of Henri Lefebvre's La Production de l'espace ... where social spatialization is proposed as an English translation of Henri Lefebvre's French term "l'espace" ...
... Spatial Dialectics (London Routledge 1999) Stuart Elden, Understanding Henri Lefebvre Theory and the Possible (London/New York Continuum, 2004) Andy Merrifield ... Space, Difference, Everyday Life Reading Henri Lefebvre ... Henri Lefebvre on Space Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory ...
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