Toward an Urban Cultural Studies: Henri Lefebvre, Space and Cultural Production

 

 

Professor Benjamin Fraser of the College of Charleston spoke to a group of around 60 University of Kentucky faculty and students from a wide variety of disciplines on September 12 about his research.

His position was that given the increased dialogue across Geography and the Humanities, the work of Henri Lefebvre offers a way forward for interdisciplinary scholarship centered on the city. Taxi driver, intellectual godfather of 1968, urban revolutionary, Marxist philosopher, spatial theorist, critic of everyday life, cultural critic, and even pedagogue—Lefebvre articulates an urban thinking that changes how we approach cities and urbanized consciousness in (graphic) novels, films, music, videogames and more

 

 

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