Zygmunt Bauman in his sociological work Liquid Modernity would tell us that we are increasingly finding ourselves in a time of ‘interregnum’. The concept of hypermodernity was introduced by the French social theorist Gilles Lipovetsky. In a hypermodern culture, he wrote. But there are now signs – argues GillesLipovetsky, one of the most original social thinkers in Francetoday – that we’ve entered a new phase of.

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Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky.

The lust for self-experimentation is striking. Adrien Colliard rated it really liked it May 28, That is also expected of organisations: Reason was demoted to calculations and bureaucratic domination.

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Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and hypermoedrn, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity.

Jan Martinek rated it really liked it Mar 29, The three parts together make for one cohesive package. In hypermoern hypermodern culture, psychiatric knowledge and tools are suddenly indispensable for people who struggle to use their minds just as their bodies. Tuesday, November 4, “Hypermodern times” by Gilles Lipovetsky and psychiatry.

Attitude of consumption The concept of hypermodernity was introduced by the French social theorist Gilles Lipovetsky. Ksenia Klykova rated it really liked it Jul 13, The interview, conducted by Charles, crystallizes the previous pages by compelling Lipovetsky to boil his ideas down to concise but insightful paragraphs, while also revealing some interesting and sometimes amusing views into the author’s own background and education.

The old rules are lost, but new ways evolve. Modern rationality is also in overdrive, causing continuous change and flexibility.

Caio Miranda rated it really liked it Apr 24, Hypermodern culture is full of paradoxes. Until now, virtually nothing is known about how organisations and communication professionals relate to these hypermodern challenges.

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Sometimes he makes sweeping generalizations to which he provides no foundation, but most of the time he provides examples that make this book a mirror to hypermodern society. This is a very well-balanced book on the ‘post-postmodern era’ – what the author refers to as hypermodernity, a period that is equal parts individualism, consumerism, technocratic revolution, a time filled with paradox. According to GL, the hypermodern age is marked by paradox, transience, insecurity, and anxiety.

The term ‘postmodernity’ has been used to describe that historical transformation of the late 20th century when the institutional breaks holding back individual emancipation disintegrated, thereby giving rise to the full expression of individual desires and the quest for self-fulfilment.

Tines sees ills of Western civilization more as transitional. Lipovetsky has continued to write on topics such as modernity, globalization, consumerism, modern culture, markets, feminism, fashion, and media, but they have the common thread of individualism Hyperconsumption is a consumption which absorbs and integrates more and more spheres of social life and which encourages individuals to consume for their own personal pleasure rather than hypedmodern enhance their social status.

The three parts together open a window into the mind of one of today’s most interesting thinkers. Gerardo rated it really liked it May 01, Everything worries and alarms them, and there are no longer any beliefs systems to which they can turn for assurance. Forty years ago, treatment with psychopharmacological agents was widely considered nightmarish. Partly excerpted from this paperavailable in full text, where changes in psychiatry from modernism to postmodern and hypermodern times are described.

Hyperconsumption is a consumption which absorbs and integrates more and more spheres of social life and which encourages individuals to consume for their own personal ,ipovetsky rather than to enhance their social status. Paperback90 pages. Altogether Lipovetsky manages to create a commentary on today’s society while mostly withholding judgment. Results from the European Communication Monitor show that European communication professionals are helping their organisations to function in a hypermodern culture.


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The boredom of modernism has become the excess of hypermodernist diversion and distraction: New hospitals use cutting-edge technologies to supervise patients. The hypermodern times actually began when the description of postmodernism became common knowledge in the last decades of the 20th century.

Ivana rated it really liked it Jan 08, Three different clusters of organisations in Europe as seen by communication professionals www. Psychiatry is, and always has been, medicine’s—and perhaps the modern era’s—most daring enterprise. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here In the essay, GL proposes his theory of post-post-modernism, or hypermodernity. The communication function plays an important role in helping the organisation to adapt to a hypermodern society.

This is a page, densely-packed book which consists of an introductory essay by Charles Sebastien, the main essay by Lipovetsky, and tims interview of the latter by the former.

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Lipovetsky began his philosophical career as a Marxist, similar to many hypermodsrn in the s. One hundred years since the Romanov murders One hundred years have just passed since the Bolshevik regime in what was to become the Soviet union decided to kill all members of the Roma These are hypermodern times.

Yet the need for security and predictability is ever-increasing.