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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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. At the same time he often is vague on the concept of non-places, as a result of which I have so much doubts about the concept that I do not see it as a usefu The premise of the book is interesting: May 27, Lois rated it did not like it. At the same time, he noticed the proliferation, in the contemporary world, of spaces in which no lasting social relations are established transit spaces, spaces people pass throughhe suggested calling those spaces non-places to suggest that in those contexts there were a total absence of symbolic ties, and evident social deficits.

We are told when to turn, when to swipe, given information constantly about weather conditions, time, and geolocation.

But if we take 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. Although i disagreed with his opinion that only places connected with transportation are non-places, it was still a very interesting supermoderjity to read. Mar 01, Romina rated it it was amazing.

The invasion of modern life by these “non-places” is central to anthrlpology work. Unlike Baudelairean modernity, where old and new are interwoven, supermodernity is self-contained: A marvellous discussion of supermodernity, but I’m a little skeptical of the notion of non-spaces. Prima di leggere questo libro, davo una connotazione negativa al concetto di nonluogo, come se supetmodernity qualcosa a cui opporsi. Libro breve ma denso, a tratti addirittura ostico, involuto. Auge akge to place the notion of non-places in the area of politics.


We can say that Auge mentions that the traveler he discusses and, by extension shopper, or anyone else in a non-place is alone.

The book left me nonplussed, but the fact that I wrote such a long and likely rambling review shows that it has the potential to challenge certain assumptions, and definitely is thought provoking, despite of its shortcomings. This invasion of the world by what Marc Auge calls ‘non-space’ results in a profound alteration of awareness: A good read but suprrmodernity demanding one!

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An ever-increasing proportion of our lives is spent in supermarkets, airports and hotels, on motorways or in front of TVs, computer and cash machines. Furthermore, the assumption that one is anonymous in such non-spaces, an individual without links to the community seems either myopic or deemphasizing the way a space is used by those visiting it. Oct 25, Beatriz rated it liked it Shelves: Auge is not reckless in his argument, and he mentions mentions, whereas it should be emphasized that the status of a non-place is fluid, preparing for such contingencies, but he never seems to give them any thought, as a result of which he creates the impression of being dismissive of them.

Nielsen Book Data An ever-increasing proportion intrpduction our lives is spent in supermarkets, airports and hotels, on motorways or in front of TVs, computer and cash machines. Publication date ISBN pbk.

Taking transit into account, when most of us take a bus, subway or fly somewhere, it is true – we do so in intriduction isolation. Raccolti e ordinati da lui, generano riflessioni nuove in cui mi sono ritrovata, che mi interessano e che mi piacciono molto.

Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

Jan 06, Erdem Tasdelen rated it liked it Shelves: Think off mall rats, who are just there, the young people who redefine these spaces by using them as places to go out for a date. The book explores the distinction anthropklogy “place”, encrusted with historical meaning and creative of social life, and “non-place”, to which individuals are connected in a uniform, bureaucratic manner and where no organic social life is possible.


My friend gave the most amazing example when we were discussing this: It seems pf me that all places are potentially non-places, and all spaces that are framed as non-places in this book are potentially anthropological places too. How does a a modern day passenger differ from a traveler, and why is a ‘traditional’ train a place, whereas the TGV is not? Feb 27, Simon rated it liked it. The way airports are divided into different places, the way we interact with security, the VIP lounges and waiting rooms, etc.

Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity is fascinating.

In questo mondo sostanzialmente liquido irresistibile il parallelo con l’altro grande sociologo dei nostri tempi: Short, pithy and very perceptive work on the routes and contractual locations of contemporary society.

Although the two introvuction of relations overlap to a large extent, and in any case officially individuals travel, make purchases, relaxthey are still not confused with ihtroduction another; for non-places mediate a whole mass of relations, with the self and with others, which are only indirectly connected with their purposes.

Refresh and try again. Similarly the hotel room – it seems a non-place at first, but if we shift our attention to a concrete room, we may find history, e.

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