Author: Henri LefebvreTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Alfred EhrenfeldPublisher: Aakar BooksYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 157ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789350020029
“Events belie forecasts,” the author begins, and the French events of the spring of 1968 laid waste the forecasts of sociologists and political scientists throughout the world. In this remarkable analysis, Henri Lefebre took hold of both the immediate importance and the long-range significance of the movement which began at Nanterre, where he taught sociology at the University of Paris. Professor Lefebvre rehearses for the reader the full sweep of Marxist thinking about social change, and investigates carefully and critically the work of Herbert Marcuse in the light of the French explosion. His thought ranges far beyond the streets of Paris, taking as the starting point issues raised by the radical student movement and ultimately presenting a significant new theory about the nature of power and politics under conditions of modern capitalism.
1. Events and Situations2. On Marxist Thought3. On the Need for Theory4. The Revolutionary Crisis5. French Society in 19686. Three Tendencies7. Contestation, Spontaneity, Violence8. Strategies for Outflanking and the Outflanking of Strategies9. On Dual Power10. On Self-Management11. The World Situation12. Urban Phenomena13. “Mutation”14. Alternative or Alibi?15. Old and New Contradictions: Theses and Hypotheses16. The Twofold Status of Knowledge (Social and Theoretical)