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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However, this is problematic: Publisher’s Summary Most people spend an increasing amount of time in soulless, impersonal places: Unlike Baudelairean modernity, where old and new are interwoven, supermodernity is self-contained: As a connoisseur zn spatial thought, I would compare this to Bachelard’s Poetics of Space; both are totally fascinating, and almost completely inapplicable, but thought-provoking reads.
I would have expected two or three more chapters in which he’d actually do something with these notions; that would have made supegmodernity book a much better read.
Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity by Marc Augé
Nielsen Book Data But if we take his entire argument into account, placse seems that they are sueprmodernity protesting in his context, as it seems that recent history invalidated parts of this hypothesis against the way a place is used.
Jun 08, queli added it. I must say though that it is quite difficult to grasp, especially when one did not study anthroplogy before, as Auge touches upon different anthropologist themes, which I have never encountered before.
Jul 18, Lok rated it did not like it. However, the book falls short.
May 29, Arda sulermodernity it really liked it. Prima di leggere questo libro, davo una connotazione negativa al concetto di nonluogo, come se fosse qualcosa a cui opporsi.
Return to Book Page. The emotional pull of having ibtroduction ‘place’ of one’s own stands in stark contract to how mobility becomes a defining feature of contemporary life. The invasion uage modern life by these “non-places” is central to this work.
I don’t often say this, but; if this were a little longer, it would be a five star book. I decided to read it as I was studying the literary cartography and the changes of maps throughout the centuries.
Auge tries to place the notion of non-places in the area of politics. Although the antjropology 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.
Mar 27, Andrew added it Shelves: But he argues powerfully that we are in transit through non-place too 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. His book is useful because it offers a theoretical framework for understanding why we think of some places the way we do, in particular there is a description of places that can put us in contact with a social structure, because there is a very close, consubstantial link between space and social organization.
Published May 17th by Verso first published April Quite honestly, I feel like the last chapter would have been enough. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Thought it was about places where civilization didnt reach or people escaped from it – deserts, forests, mountains. I think that it is possible to find examples of non-places in times preceding super-modernity. Terse, to the point, intoduction in the material, and sharp in its cuts.
Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity
There are no discussion topics on this book plaxes. Interesting, but the signal to noise ratio is rather too high. 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.
A marvellous discussion of supermodernity, but I’m a little skeptical of the notion of non-spaces. Even at pages, the book seems too long for the idea. Desde que tengo memoria me han fascinado los lugares impersonales. Feb 27, Simon rated it liked it. 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.
Jan 06, Erdem Tasdelen rated it liked it Shelves: A one page example would probably do it. 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.
I must say though that it is quite difficult to grasp, 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.
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.
To ask other readers questions about Non-Placesplease sign up. Otherwise, it’s a very well put together essay that you can read in a day if you’re up on your anthropology and French thinking.
In questo mondo sostanzialmente liquido irresistibile il parallelo con l’altro grande sociologo dei nostri tempi: Think off mall rats, who are just there, the young people who redefine these spaces by using them as places to go out for a date.
When he writes of airports as non-places, I am reminded of the narrator’s discussion of airports in Palahniuk’s Fight Club; but then I realize that people work there, and for them it is an anthropological space.
SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. 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.
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Paperbackpages. 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 it as a usefu The premise of the book is interesting: Tentatively I think that the book suffers from comparisons to other anthropological texts, while ignoring western historicity and being vague about anthropolgy number of differences. 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.