[Marxism] New from U. of Minnesota press

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Apr 2 11:36:09 MDT 2009

State, Space, World
Selected Essays
Henri Lefebvre
Translated by Gerald Moore, Neil Brenner, and Stuart Elden
Edited by Neil Brenner and Stuart Elden

University of Minnesota Press | 344 pages | 2009
ISBN 978-0-8166-5317-1 | paper | $28.50
ISBN 978-0-8166-5316-4 | cloth | $85.50

Leading intellectual Henri Lefebvre on political and state theory
One of the most influential Marxist theorists of the twentieth century, 
Henri Lefebvre pioneered the study of the modern state in an age of 
accelerating global economic integration and fragmentation. Shortly 
after the 1974 publication of his landmark book The Production of Space, 
Lefebvre embarked on one of the most ambitious projects of his career: a 
consideration of the history and geographies of the modern state through 
a monumental study that linked several disciplines, including political 
science, sociology, geography, and history.

State, Space, World collects a series of Lefebvre’s key writings on the 
state from this period. Making available in English for the first time 
the as-yet-unexplored political aspect of Lefebvre’s work, it contains 
essays on philosophy, political theory, state formation, spatial 
planning, and globalization, as well as provocative reflections on the 
possibilities and limits of grassroots democracy under advanced capitalism.

Further information, including the table of contents:

Dialectical Materialism
Henri Lefebvre
Translated by John Sturrock
Foreword by Stefan Kipfer

University of Minnesota Press | 192 pages | 2009
ISBN 978-0-8166-5618-9 | paper | $18.50

The first U.S. edition of an important French Marxist text
Dialectical Materialism is an implicit response to Joseph Stalin’s 
Dialectical and Historical Materialism and an attempt to show that the 
Stalinist understanding of the concept was dogmatic and oversimplified. 
This edition contains a new introduction by Stefan Kipfer, explaining 
the book’s contemporary ramifications in the ever-expanding reach of the 
urban in the twentieth-century Western world.

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