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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Jun 08, queli added it. We are told when to turn, when to swipe, given information constantly about weather conditions, time, and geolocation. May 10, Conor rated it really liked it Shelves: Although the two sets of relations overlap to a large extent, and in any case officially individuals travel, make purchases, relaxthey are still not confused with one another; for non-places mediate a whole mass of relations, with the self and with others, which are only indirectly connected with their purposes.
Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity by Marc Augé
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. A world where introductjon are born in the clinic and die in hospital, where transit points and temporary abodes are proliferating under luxurious or inhuman conditions hotels chains and squats […]” There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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. Un gran bel libro di antropologia altro che quello di Fabietti! Terse, to the point, deep in the material, and sharp in its cuts. English Imprint London ; New York: The hypothesis advanced here ah that supermodernity produces non-places, meaning spaces which are not themselves anthropological places and which, unlike Baudelairean modernity, do not integrate the earlier places: Nielsen Book Data An ever-increasing proportion of our lives placrs spent in supermarkets, airports and hotels, on motorways or in front of TVs, computer and cash machines.
Auge does not suggest that supermodernity is all-encompassing: Prima di leggere questo libro, davo una connotazione negativa al concetto di nonluogo, come se fosse qualcosa a cui opporsi. But think of the field trip, or when a group of people travel together, e. 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.
However, the book falls short.
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 supermoderniyt as a useful tool. Feb 16, Rebecca rated it really liked it. In this fascinating and lucid essay he seeks to establish and intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity. Refresh and try again. Published May 17th by Verso first published April 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.
This is the non-silly vein of French theory, grounded, urbane, a delight to read, crammed with provocative concepts presented in a graceful style.
Even more problematically, this raises questions of the existence of non-places prior to super-modernity. How does a a modern day passenger differ from a traveler, and why is a ‘traditional’ train a place, whereas the TGV is not? Denso contudo muito pertinente e actual. Even at pages, the book seems too long for the idea.
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. Auge uses the concept of ‘supermodernity’ to describe the logic of these late-capitalist phenomena – a logic of excessive information and excessive space.
These successive stages do not involve a broadening of interest or focus as such, but rather the development of a theoretical apparatus able to meet the demands of the growing conviction that the local can no longer be understood except as a part of the complicated global whole. This is risky, and I consider it ill-advised. In questo mondo sostanzialmente liquido irresistibile il parallelo con l’altro grande sociologo dei nostri tempi: Open Preview See a Problem?
This invasion of the world by what Marc Auge calls ‘non-space’ results in a profound alteration of awareness: However, a number of ideas he expresses are provocative, even fascinating. 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.
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Videos About This Book. The same could be said about a specific supermarket or shopping center, particularly when it is not used as a place to engage in consumer activity, but a social space. Disappointed is some pseudo work about shopping centers 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 introdhction there were a total absence of symbolic ties, and evident social deficits.
The premise of the book is interesting: