HYPERMODERN TIMES GILLES LIPOVETSKY PDF

Zygmunt Bauman in his sociological work Liquid Modernity would tell us that we are increasingly finding ourselves in a time of ‘interregnum’. The concept of hypermodernity was introduced by the French social theorist Gilles Lipovetsky. In a hypermodern culture, he wrote. But there are now signs – argues GillesLipovetsky, one of the most original social thinkers in Francetoday – that we’ve entered a new phase of.

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Table of contents Features Foreword Paradoxical individualism: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Furthermore, postmodern individualisation has shifted to hyper narcissism or hyper individualism.

Thalyta Bonfim rated it really liked it Apr 17, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Lipovetsky sees ills of Western civilization more as transitional.

The gil,es of hypermodernity was introduced by the French social theorist Gilles Lipovetsky.

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This book presents a highly original new way of thinking about modern society and the individual. Livia rated it really liked it Oct 08, Refresh and try again.

What he describes resonates as recognizable, which is in part why it is so likable a read. No trivia or quizzes yet. But there are now signs – argues Gilles Lipovetsky, one of the most original social thinkers in France today – that we’ve entered a new phase of ‘hypermodernity’, characterized by hyper-consumption and the hypermodern individual.

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Feb 24, Renee Leech rated it really liked it. We are identifying with them, revising them, and choosing them.

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Io rated it really liked it Apr 17, Le retour du religieux explique ces nouveaux temps difficiles. The interview, conducted by Charles, crystallizes the previous pages by compelling Lipovetsky to boil his ideas down to concise but insightful paragraphs, while also revealing some interesting and sometimes amusing views into the author’s own background and education. Until now, virtually nothing is tikes about how organisations and communication professionals relate to these hypermodern challenges.

Scale 1 Not at all —5 Very active. We are preoccupied with the present but also with memory. And the hypermodern individual, while oriented towards pleasure and hedonism, is also filled with the kind of tension and anxiety that comes from living in a world which has been stripped of tradition and which faces an uncertain future.

Hypermodern Times: Gilles Lipovetsky

To what extent does your organisation actively communicate hypegmodern the following current societal debates? Altogether Lipovetsky manages to create a commentary on today’s society while mostly withholding judgment.

Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity. Not so autonomous as he claims. Would you like to change to the site? I recognized myself and society in these pages.

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Individuals are gnawed by anxiety; fear has superimposed itself on their pleasures, and anguish on their liberation. We are owned by the things we buy but also buy these things with the deliberate intention of using them to achieve our own pleasure.

Preview — Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky. You are commenting using your WordPress. This is a very well-balanced book on the ‘post-postmodern era’ – what the author refers to as hypermodernity, a period that is equal parts individualism, consumerism, technocratic revolution, a time filled with paradox. Even the name is edgy: Surprisingly he also manages to create a balanced picture though his suggestion of paradox almost lends itself to this.

Email required Address never made public. Aug 20, L rated it really liked it Shelves: Individuals are gnawed by anxiety; fear has superimposed itself on their pleasures, and anguish on their liberation. Instead the global elite wander in worlds of psychosomantic symptoms and obsessive-compulsive behavior, depression, anxiety and suicide, along with self-deprecation and the loss of memory and history.

Sometimes he makes sweeping generalizations to which he provides no foundation, but most of the time he provides examples that make tilles book a mirror to hypermodern society.