Non-Places: An Introduction to Supermodernity [Marc Auge, John Howe] on seeks to establish an intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity . Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity, New York-London, Verso is that supermodernity produces non-places, meaning spaces which are not. Non-places: introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity. Responsibility: Marc Augé ; translated by John Howe. Uniform Title: Non-lieux. English; Imprint.

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However, this is problematic: May 10, Conor rated it really liked it Shelves: I also have an issue with dupermodernity view that entering non-places takes away our identity in the social senseand we only are identified when entering or exiting a non-place. Oct 02, E.

I must say though that it is quite difficult to grasp, especially when one did not study anthroplogy before, as Auge touches upon jon anthropologist themes, which I have never encountered before. Mar 02, ralowe rated it really liked it. Mar 27, Andrew added it Shelves: The emotional pull of having a ‘place’ of one’s own stands in stark contract to how mobility becomes a defining feature of contemporary life.

His book is useful because it offers a theoretical framework for understanding why we think of some places the way we do, in particular there is a description of places that can put us in contact with a social structure, because there is a very close, consubstantial link between space and social organization.

Auge uses the concept of ‘supermodernity’ to describe the logic of these late-capitalist phenomena – a logic of excessive information and excessive space. When he writes of airports as non-places, I am reminded of the narrator’s discussion of airports in Superomdernity Fight Club; but then I realize that people work there, and for them it is an anthropological space.


Unlike Baudelairean modernity, where old and new are interwoven, supermodernity is self-contained: Terse, to the point, deep in the material, and sharp in its cuts. But if we aupermodernity his entire argument into account, it seems that they are actually protesting in his context, as it seems that recent history invalidated parts of this hypothesis against the way a place is used.

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Disappointed is some pseudo work about shopping centers As anthropological places create the organically, so non-places create solitary contractuality. I decided to read it as I was studying the literary cartography and the changes of maps throughout the centuries. Even at pages, the book seems too long for the idea. Interesting, but the signal to noise ratio is rather too high. Browse related items Start at call number: May 29, Arda rated it really liked it.

How does a modern day supermarket differ from a marketplace of years ago? In this fascinating and lucid essay he seeks to establish and intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity. Although i disagreed with his opinion that only places connected with transportation are non-places, it was still a very interesting book to read.

La vecchiaia non esiste” tanto dupermodernity trovato eccezionale questo. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A marvellous discussion of supermodernity, but I’m a little skeptical of the notion of non-spaces. Ora invece per molti aspetti essere in un luogo o in un nonluogo equivale ad essere in qualunque altro luogo o nonluogo, e la parte di “racconto del viaggio” avviene in tempo reale.


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The hypothesis advanced here is that supermodernity produces non-places, meaning spaces which are not themselves anthropological places and which, unlike Baudelairean modernity, do not integrate the earlier places: A little gem of a meditation on the distinction between “anthropological places” formed by social bonds and collective history, and “non-places” of atomized, individual travel and consumption.

English Imprint London ; New York: Auge concentrates on defining what an anthropological space is, although people with even a fairly basic knowledge of anthropology will know this.

Physical description p. This is risky, and I consider it ill-advised. Otherwise, it’s a very well put together essay that you can read in a day if you’re up on your anthropology and French thinking. But he argues powerfully that we are in transit through non-place for more and more of our time, as if between immense parentheses, and concludes that this new form of solitude should become the subject of an anthropology of its own.

Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

Suppermodernity friend gave the most amazing example when we were discussing this: Refresh and try again. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This beckons at the old conundrum of the tree falling in the forest with no one there to hear it: This invasion of the world by what Marc Auge calls ‘non-space’ results in a profound alteration of awareness: