Where:Avid Reader – In Store Event, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU).
Date:Wednesday, 12, December, 2012
Time:6:00:pm –   8:00:pm

Join Griffith University’s Dr Chris Butler as Dan O’Neill launches Henri Lefebvre: Spatial Politics, Everyday Life and the Right to the City


The work of the philosopher Henri Lefebvre has been examined extensively within the disciplines of geography, social theory, urban planning and cultural studies, but to date there has been no serious consideration of its relevance for the study of law or politics. In Henri Lefebvre: Spatial Politics, Everyday Life and the Right to the City, Chris Butler provides the first comprehensive analysis of the importance of this significant thinker for the study of law and state power. This book explores the central themes that run through Lefebvre’s work, including his unorthodox, humanist approach to Marxist theory, his pioneering contributions to the study of everyday life, and his theory of the production of space. Chris Butler argues that Lefebvre’s theoretical categories suggest a way of conceptualising law and state power as continually shaped by political struggles over the inhabitance of space.

About Dr Chris Butler
Chris is a Lecturer in the Law School at Griffith University. He researches in the areas of critical theory, urban studies and public law.