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From Modernity to Modernism (Towards a Metaphilosophy of Daily Life): v.3

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From Modernity to Modernism (Towards a Metaphilosophy of Daily Life): v.3 by Henri Lefebvre
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"The Critique of Everyday Life" is perhaps the richest, most prescient work by one of the twentieth century's greatest philosophers. The trilogy which provided the philosophy behind the 1968 student revolution in France, it is considered to be the founding text of what we now know as cultural studies. Whether discussing sport, household gadgets, the countryside, surrealism, Charlie Chaplin or religion, Lefebvre always concentrates on the minutiae of lived experience in work and leisure, daydreams, and festivities. Denounced by both the right and left when it was first published in France in 1947, today this text is recognized as a path-breaking, radical, and hugely influential book. It explores the crisis of modernity and the decisive assertion of technological modernism.

Author Biography

HENRI LEFEBVRE, former taxi-driver, resistance fighter, and professor of sociology at Strasbourg and Nanterre (1901-1991), was a member of the French Communist Party from 1928 until his expulsion in 1957. He was the author of sixty books on philosophy, sociology, politics, architecture, and urbanism.
Release date Australia
February 17th, 2008
Contributors
Introduction by Michel Trebitsch Translated by Gregory Elliott Translated by John Moore
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Verso Books
Pages
180
Dimensions
156x235x10
ISBN-13
9781844671939
Product ID
2432134

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