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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Return to Book Page. Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity. Both past and future were dismissed, making our perpetual present of positive experience the priority.

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Notify me of new posts via email. Forty years ago, treatment with psychopharmacological agents was widely considered nightmarish. These are hypermodern times. Whereas postmodernism was a wonderful sigh of happy relief from societal constraints and also an opening of the world after the fall of the Berlin Hypetmodern and the Soviet Union, the happy shouts of “Freedom!

These are hypermodern times. Haunted by their own accelerated work schedules the poor live in between moments of waste and sleep: Individuals are gnawed by anxiety; fear has superimposed itself on their pleasures, and anguish on their liberation.

Politicians have become stand-up comics that no one is laughing with, but at.


Hypermodern Times

Altogether Lipovetsky manages hypermmodern create a commentary on today’s society while mostly withholding judgment. Results from the European Communication Monitor show that communication professionals in Europe are aware of the changes that are taking place showing that the profession has a good starting position to help organisations surviving in hypermodern times.

Gilles LipovetskyTimew Charles. Un petit bouquin qui se lit rapidement, j’aime bien. You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site.

Charles’ introductory essay prepare the reader for some of Lipovetsky’s basic arguments and beliefs, and then his own essay that follows expands upon these and then adds his own observations. This book presents a highly original new way of thinking hypermoderj modern society and the individual. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Hypermodern culture is full of paradoxes. Io rated it really liked it Apr 17, Organisations participate mostly in debates about ecology and climate Adrien Colliard rated it really liked it May 28, However, while active participation in social debates can be considered a necessity in relating to hypermodern publics, only a minority of European organisations are actively engaged in public debates about contested topics in society.

He has divided this time period into three periods: The book is separated in three parts: Furthermore, postmodern individualisation has shifted to hyper narcissism or hyper individualism.

New hospitals use cutting-edge technologies to supervise patients. Lipovettsky now, virtually nothing is known about how organisations and hypermoedrn professionals relate to these hypermodern challenges. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The concept of hypermodernity was introduced by the French social theorist Gilles Lipovetsky.


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 Caio Miranda rated it really liked it Apr 24, Most of them believe that it has already changed stakeholder communications, while a majority thinks that it will further change communications in the next three years.

Even the older liberal humanist framework of the secular Enlightenment has fallen to this accelerated future, a realm where the individual is thrown back on commodity nihilism and corporate performativity. Want to Read saving…. With the death of Utopianism comes the dark and bitter truth of technocapitalist globalism, a world where cultural tourism is the order of the day and nostalgia plays havoc with our local cities formulating distinct enclaves of memory and desire.

While the nouveau rich of our era wander the globe seeking ever faster mobility and the luxury of cultural tourism.