American Sociological Association

Marxist Thought and the City

First published in Paris in 1972, Marxist Thought and the City is the latest collection of urban writings by the French social thinker Henri Lefebvre to appear in English translation. The book is a close reading of the largely fragmentary urban reflections in the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. While it is written a bit like a comprehensive exam, Lefebvre manages to turn this simple exercise into a vibrant book of contemporary (and still fresh) urban theory. What's more, it suggests a bridge between mainstream North American urban sociology and the vibrant, global field of critical urban studies led by human geographers.

Authors

Daniel Aldana Cohen

Volume

17

Issue

2

Starting Page

525

Ending Page

527