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Alfred Schmidt on Henri Lefebvre and Contemporary Interpretations of Marxism

The English translation of the German afterword to Lefebvre’s Dialectical Materialism (which Schmidt translated) bookscancenter-1

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Kerr on Lefebvre

Greig Charnock’s recent important article , ‘Lost in Space?’, brings attention to Derek Kerr’s unjustly neglected article on Lefebvre in this issue of Common Sense.

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The Rhythm of Capital

Happy to find this, as part of my lecture tomorrow is on Lefebvre’s notion of Rhythmanalysis, its a website of video footage that provides a rhythmanalysis of Amsterdam. (link works now)

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Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy as a frame.

Building upon the last post, the way that I plan to argue that revisiting the work of Adorno, Lefebvre etc. can help develop the critique of political economy as a critical social theory is by criticizing the Anglophone reception of … Continue reading

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Article on Lefebvre and Fetishistic concrete abstraction

Been working on an article on Lefebvre along the lines that follows: Well this is what I’ve been spending July on: While Henri Lefebvre has long been seen as ‘the ‘reign[ing] prophet of alienation’ in Western Marxism,  a number of … Continue reading

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Lefebvre and Sohn-Rethel.

It has occurred to me that there are a number of interesting parallels, and possible points of productive synthesis, between Henri Lefebvre and Alfred Sohn-Rethel. In the first place, it is interesting to note that Lefebvre and Sohn-Rethel both conceived … Continue reading

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“The Central, Structural Problem of Capitalist Society in All its Aspects”: Commodity Fetishism and Social Theory in Georg Lukács , Theodor W. Adorno and Henri Lefebvre.

“The Central, Structural Problem of Capitalist Society in All its Aspects”: Commodity Fetishism and Social Theory in Georg Lukács , Theodor W. Adorno and Henri Lefebvre. [This talk was given to undergraduate course on ideology at the University of Ljubljana … Continue reading

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HM Critical Theory Stream

Stream on Critical Theory: “How the Commodity Form Dies” Historical Materialism Conference 2014 “How Capitalism Survives” Eleventh Annual Historical Materialism London Conference – 6-9 November 2014 – Vernon Square, Central London More than ever the theoretical implications of Marx’s theory … Continue reading

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Lefebvre Chapter.

To top if off here is the polished version of my Lefebvre Chapter. lefebvreoctpolished

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Lefebvre’s Sociology of Forms.

Here’s some interesting passages from The Sociology of Marx that might be some way of starting to think about overcoming the value/empirical capital/many capitals divide. At the very least I would have been quite into Hegelian-Marxist sociology of this kind: … Continue reading

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