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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. As anthropological places create the organically, so non-places create solitary contractuality. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview.

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This is the non-silly vein of French theory, grounded, urbane, a delight to read, anthropokogy with provocative concepts presented in a graceful style. Jan introduxtion, Erdem Tasdelen rated it liked it Shelves: I just find it somewhat bothersome that he– as an anthropological and geographic investigator– chooses to write his arguments through spiderwebs of Jesuitical axioms and the structure of myth rather than groundwork and legwork. In this fascinating and lucid essay he seeks to establish and intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity.

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. Denso contudo muito pertinente e actual. Publication date ISBN pbk. It is an interesting introduction to the non-places theme, and not only for anthropologists mostly, though but anthropolgy for laymen, just like me, who are into different themes in literature.

Mar 01, Romina rated it it was amazing.

Jun 08, queli added it. Return to Book Page. Publisher’s Summary Most people spend an increasing amount of time in soulless, impersonal places: Auge concentrates on defining what an anthropological space is, although people with even a fairly basic knowledge of anthropology will know this.

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.

Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. One of those authors who revels in the use of long words. This beckons at the old conundrum of the tree falling in the forest with no one there to hear it: Unlike Baudelairean modernity, where old and new are interwoven, supermodernity is self-contained: Describe the connection issue.

Raccolti e ordinati da lui, generano riflessioni nuove in cui mi sono ritrovata, che mi interessano e che mi piacciono molto.

Libro plzces ma denso, a tratti addirittura ostico, involuto. Even at pages, the book seems too long for the idea. Second of all, sticking to the airport, we can easily see it as a anthropological place despite its super-modern qualities. May 27, Lois rated it did not like it. Quite honestly, I feel like the last chapter would have been enough. My friend gave the most amazing example when we were discussing this: But think of the field trip, or when a group of people travel together, e.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, this is problematic: I don’t often say this, but; if this were a little longer, it would be a five star book. I also have an issue with his view that entering non-places takes away our identity in the social sense nln, and we only are identified when entering or exiting a non-place. Published May 17th by Verso first published April Auge tries to place the notion of non-places in the area of politics.

Barring the question of self-consciousness I identified myself in the supermarketwhich Auge does by separating an individual from a society, this is not, again, limited only to super-modernity, but to a broader question of how society functions also think of taboo places that existed, had an anthropological role as myths, but were not ventured into.

First of all, he sees the status of a non-place as fluid. Even more problematically, this raises questions of the existence of non-places prior to super-modernity. If it is for this quality that he believes such places are e. By doing so in a seemingly arbitrary manner, he seems to be undermining his own argument.

Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

Tentatively Placees think that the book suffers from comparisons to other anthropological texts, while ignoring western historicity and being vague about a number of differences.

We can say that Auge mentions that the traveler he discusses and, by extension shopper, or anyone else in a non-place is alone. Skip to search Skip to main content. Think off mall rats, who are just there, the young people too redefine anthroopology spaces by using them as places anthropoolgy go out for a date. Auge uses the concept of ‘supermodernity’ to describe the logic of these late-capitalist phenomena – a logic of excessive information and excessive space.

The book explores the distinction between “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.

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. Paperbackpages.

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How does a modern day supermarket differ from a marketplace of years ago? However, the book falls short. Most of what is original in the argument comes together in the last quarter, and while it features some interesting embroideries the textual character of non-places, for exampleeven that isn’t exactly mind-blowingly new stuff.