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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Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity by Marc Augé

One of those authors who revels in the use of long words. Identity becomes reduced to a role: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Desde que tengo memoria me han fascinado los lugares impersonales. Think off mall rats, who are supermocernity there, the young people who redefine these spaces by using them as places to go out for a date.

Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

Nielsen Book Suppermodernity 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. May 29, Arda rated it really liked it. However, this is problematic: 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.

Feb 27, Simon rated sulermodernity liked it. Starting with an attempt to disentangle anthropology from history, Auge goes on to map the distinction between place, encrusted with historical monuments and creative social life, and non-place, to which individuals are connected in a uniform manner and where no organic social life is possible.

Nov 16, Cobertizo rated it it was amazing. Quite honestly, I feel like the last chapter would have been enough.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. As anthropological places create the organically, so non-places create solitary contractuality. Browse related items Start at call number: 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.

This is risky, and I consider it ill-advised. Ci attacco pure un rimando a Junkspace.

I also have an issue with his view that entering non-places takes away our identity in the social senseand we only are identified when entering or exiting a non-place. Is a modern mom and pop store a non-place?

Mi domando come sia possibile che nella parte in cui parla dei viaggiatori intesi come quelli che si muovonotralasci totalmente di citare Kerouak. La vecchiaia non esiste” tanto ho trovato eccezionale questo. Lists with This Book. The premise of the book is interesting: 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 throughanthgopology suggested calling those spaces non-places to suggest that in those contexts there were a total absence of symbolic ties, and evident social deficits.

A world where people are born in the clinic and die in hospital, where transit points and temporary abodes are proliferating ppaces luxurious or inhuman conditions hotels chains and squats […]” 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: This invasion of the world by what Antbropology Auge calls ‘non-space’ results in a profound alteration of awareness: Un gran bel libro di antropologia altro che quello di Fabietti!

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.

Prima di leggere questo libro, davo una connotazione negativa al concetto di nonluogo, come se fosse qualcosa a cui opporsi. Skip to search Skip to main content.


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A one page example would probably do it. Mar 01, Romina rated it it was amazing. A marvellous discussion of supermodernity, but I’m a little skeptical of the notion of non-spaces. 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.

Mar 18, Abbas Jaffer rated it it was amazing. Oct 25, Beatriz rated it liked it Shelves: Unlike Baudelairean modernity, where old and new are interwoven, supermodernity is self-contained: However, a number of ideas he expresses are provocative, even fascinating. I would have expected two or three more chapters in which he’d actually do something with these notions; that would have made this book a much better read. When he writes of airports as non-places, I am reminded of the narrator’s discussion of airports in Zn Fight Club; but then I realize that people work there, and for them it is an anthropological space.

I just find anthrkpology 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 qnthropology legwork. Feb 16, Rebecca rated it really anthrolology it.

Interesting, but the signal to noise ratio is rather too high. Similarly the hotel room – it seems a non-place at first, but if we shift supermodernitt attention to a concrete room, we may find history, e. By doing so in a seemingly arbitrary manner, he seems to be undermining his own argument.