With an undergraduate degree in Human Georgraphy, I had always considered space and place in my research and teaching in education. I discovered Henri Lefebvre in the 1990s and his ideas increasinglyinflunced my thinking and writing. In 2005 I set about reading all his works that had been translated into English, resulting in several publications on his educational ideas and the contributions his methodology might make to educational inquiry.

Book on Lefebvre

Sue Middleton (2014), click here: Henri Lefebvre and Education: Space, History, Theory. London: Routledge.

Journal articles on Lefebvre:

Sue Middleton (2017). "Review Essay: Henri Lefebvre and Pedagogies of Revolution, Emancipation and Appropriation. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography(Open access Reviews pages, Antipode Foundation) Published online May 27, 2017

Sue Middleton (2016) "Henri Lefebvre on Education: Critique and Pedagogy".Policy Futures in Education, Special Issue, Lefebvre's Teachings. DOI: 10.1177/1478210316676001 First Published December 13, 2016

Earlier journal articles using Lefebvrian Concepts:

Middleton, S. (2012), Putting Sylvia in her Place: History, Geographical Theory and the New Education. Paedagogica Historica, Vol. 48, No. 2, April: 263-282. 1. URL:

Sue Middleton and Liz McKinley (2010), ‘The gown and the korowai: Māori doctoral students and the spatial organisation of knowledge’, Higher Education Research and Development, [Journal of HERDSA, the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia], Vol 29, No 3, pp. 229-243.

Middleton, S. (2010). ‘Labourers' letters from Wellington to Surrey, 1840-45: Lefebvre, Bernstein and pedagogies of appropriation,’ History of Education (Journal of the British History of Education Society), Vol 39, No 4, pp. 459-479.