Wednesday, 17 June 2009


Henri Lefebvre, former taxi-driver, resistance fighter and professor of sociology at Strasbourg and Nanterre, was born in 1901 and died on 29 June 1991. He was the author of sixty books on philosophy, sociology, politics, architecture and urbanism

I’m reading Lefebvre, and on Lefebvre - it’s not without intent. Just have a look what Kristin Ross writes about his work:

For here was a serious thinker elevating to the status of a theoretical concept what in the minds of most other thinkers was nothing more than the drudgery of routine, or at the very least that which constituted the non-philosophical par excellence

quotidian definition:

1.   commonplace: of the most ordinary everyday kind ( formal ) 

2.   done daily: done or experienced on a daily basis ( formal ) 

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