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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the absence of human subjects allows the filmmaker to articulate a broader discourse on space, so that the films can be described as “spatial fictions.” Keiller, by aligning his work with various strands of utopian thinking on space—from the surrealists to Henri Lefebvre and the situationists—forces...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 November 2013
... imagination. A major reassessment of the “spatial turn” in critical and cultural theory, the book advances a broadly ecological argument by tracing the spatial thought of ten key French theorists across eight main chapters: 1. Henri Lefebvre (“Lived Spaces”); 2. Michel de Certeau (and Azouz Begag...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Li Shiqiao Camouflage Neil Leach, Cambridge, MA The MIT Press 2006 303 $24.95/£16.95 PB ISBN 0–262–62200–9 © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Henri Lefebvre’s The Production of Space (1974) brought the plastic power of space to the theoretical foreground, and anticipated a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... for any genuine appreciation of the city. A more recent offering is Henri Lefebvre's (2004) Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life . Building on the inheritance of Marxian geography, Lefebvre discusses the cognitive, biological, and social rhythms associated with our encounters in the city...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... University of Nanterre on the invitation of Henri Lefebvre. Moreover, my first theoretical work came late in life: I was already thirty-nine when The System of Objects as published in 1968. For a long time I was, admittedly, concerned more with political action than writing … J-F.P : That first work...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
... moments of a present-tomorrow, so to speak, in the interstices of today. I have in mind French Marxist Henri Lefebvre’s idea of moments of liberation: the idea that everyone experiences moments of sudden clarity that, while ephemeral, are transformative ( Shields 1999 : 58–64). I wonder (speculatively...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 73–78.
Published: 01 March 2012
... criticized for “never adequately defin[ing]” the concept of “code” [Poster 1988: 4] ); the theorist carrying forward the Marxist projects of Henri Lefebvre or the early Tel Quel group into the field of social semiology, an atypical Habermasian or a “fatalistic” postmodernist, successor in the field of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... services. This is, despite or because of its ephemerality, equivalent to what Henri Lefebvre called a moment of liberation ( Shields 1999 : 55–64)—when routine is broken and another possible world is glimpsed. The realization is momentary but transformative, not unlike the millenarianism of which Bloch...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... humans are altered by electronic instantaneity but, we can add, in a sampling taken from archival work, that what we accomplish with search engines obviates a good deal of unproductive labor or, in the words of Henri Lefebvre, that part of our lives given to “mediated time” (1991). Former reflection or...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
... designer's, the planner's, or the civic authority's intentions. That is an issue still outstanding in urbanism, today informed by the theories of French Marxist Henri Lefebvre (1991) . A tension between these polarities ran through CIAM's debates and through the development of Metabolism as well. It was...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., because it was here that the utopian city of neoliberal Paris collided with the miserable utopia of the Roma and found form in what Henri Lefebvre (1991: 69) calls a “concrete abstraction,” a warehouse, a derelict place marked for regeneration and modernization and the elimination of the other...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
...: the carvings themselves serve as historical records; they guide visitors’ exploration of the landscape, and as Harrist says, they “embed historical memory in the topography of China” (23). Geoglyphs and moya thus also exemplify the muddily mixed genealogies of inscription, landscape, and what Henri...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 23–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... – processes ( Lefebvre 1991 ; Nowotny 1994 ; Adam 2004 ). And so if we view the temporal problem of the networked society in the same way as we view the effects of capitalism upon space – which as we have seen is characterized by the continual need to occupy finite space, with competition getting stiffer...