Henri Lefebvre on Terror in Everyday Life
In this chapter we deal with the ideas of Henri Lefebvre, a French Marxist, whose book Everyday Life in the Modern World is an important contribution to the study of everyday life. Lefebvre is interested in the matter of recurrence, which is a basic element of everyday life, and of the role of advertising in shaping our lives and our ideological perspectives on things. He discusses Joyce’s Ulysses which is recognized as a universal study of everyday life. He also discusses what he describes as terror that pervades our everyday lives because the split between the wealthy and the poor inevitably leads to repression.