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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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. Oct 02, E.

Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

May 29, Arda rated it really liked it. First of all, his definition of “non-places” strikes me as pretty suspect an deeply rooted in some of the more discreditable brands of mid-century structuralist thought.

The invasion of modern life by these “non-places” is central to this work. Denso contudo muito pertinente e actual. First of all, he sees the status of a non-place as fluid.

The way introdyction are divided into different places, the way we interact with security, the VIP lounges and waiting rooms, etc. Open Preview See a Problem? Of course, the problem might be that I’m just not that concerned with the intra-disciplinary crises of anthropology.

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Published May 17th by Verso first published April May 27, Lois rated it did not like it. Libro breve ma denso, a tratti addirittura ostico, involuto.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A little gem of a meditation on the od between “anthropological places” formed by social bonds and collective history, and “non-places” of atomized, individual travel and consumption. Browse anthropoloy items Start at call number: Publisher’s Summary Most people spend an increasing amount of time in soulless, impersonal places: A marvellous discussion of supermodernity, but I’m a little skeptical of the notion of non-spaces.

It is an interesting introduction to the non-places theme, and not only for anthropologists mostly, though but also for laymen, just like me, who are into different themes in literature.

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Physical description p. Ora invece nnon molti aspetti essere in un luogo o in un nonluogo equivale ad essere in qualunque altro luogo o nonluogo, e la abthropology di “racconto del viaggio” avviene in tempo reale.

It seems to 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. Auge tries to place the notion of non-places in the area of politics.

Auge does not suggest that supermodernity is all-encompassing: The book explores the distinction between “place”, encrusted with historical meaning and creative of social life, itroduction “non-place”, to which individuals are connected in a uniform, bureaucratic manner and where no organic social life is possible.

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 useful tool. When one visits a supermarket, or anything else that is deemed a non-place, and meets a ahge, friend, etc.

Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p.

Ibtroduction see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Even though this book came out in the s, the strength of its argument is that we see an even greater proliferation of non-places across the world today. Desde que tengo memoria me han fascinado los lugares impersonales.

A world where people are born in the clinic and die in hospital, where placex points and temporary abodes are proliferating under luxurious or inhuman conditions hotels chains and squats […]” Want to Read Currently Reading Read. La vecchiaia non esiste” tanto ho trovato eccezionale questo. Is a modern mom and pop store a non-place? Videos About This Book.

If it is plcaes this quality that he believes such places are e. Unlike Baudelairean modernity, where old and new are interwoven, supermodernity is self-contained: Feb 16, Rebecca rated it really liked it.

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: Mar 02, ralowe rated it really liked it.

Describe the connection issue. 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. Prima di leggere questo libro, davo una connotazione negativa al concetto di nonluogo, come se fosse qualcosa a cui opporsi.

This argument completely falls apart if you use cash rather than a check or credit card an issue Auge adroitly avoids, which is problematic in light of the view that we are always observed and never anonymous in a ‘panopticonic’ world.

Thought it was about places where civilization didnt reach or people escaped from it – deserts, forests, mountains. 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.

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Un gran bel libro di antropologia altro che quello di Fabietti! Introvuction to search Skip to main content. Mi domando come sia possibile che nella parte in cui parla dei viaggiatori intesi come quelli che si muovonotralasci totalmente di citare Kerouak.