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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Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity is fascinating.

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

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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Denso contudo muito pertinente e actual.

How does a modern day supermarket differ from a marketplace of years ago? As a connoisseur of spatial thought, I would compare this to Bachelard’s Poetics of Space; both are totally fascinating, and almost completely inapplicable, but thought-provoking reads. Videos About This Book. English Imprint London ; Ah York: The book left me nonplussed, but the fact that I wrote such a long and likely rambling review shows that it has the potential to challenge certain assumptions, and definitely is thought provoking, despite of its shortcomings.

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. I just find it somewhat bothersome that anthropklogy 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.

A marvellous discussion of supermodernity, but I’m a little skeptical of the notion of non-spaces. Mittekohas valitsevad aktuaalsus ja olevikuhetke pakilisus. Although i disagreed with his opinion that only places connected with transportation are non-places, it was still a very interesting book to read.

These successive stages do not involve a broadening of interest or focus as infroduction, 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.

Desde que tengo memoria me han fascinado los lugares impersonales. Auge uses the concept of ‘supermodernity’ to describe the logic of these late-capitalist phenomena – a logic of excessive information and excessive space.


I anturopology to read it as I was studying the literary cartography and the changes of maps throughout the centuries.

A little gem of a meditation on the distinction between “anthropological places” placew by social bonds and collective history, and “non-places” of atomized, individual travel and consumption. Browse related items Start at call number: Quite honestly, I feel like the last chapter would have been enough.

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Un gran bel libro di antropologia altro che quello di Fabietti! But he argues powerfully that we are in transit through non-place for more and more of bon 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. The premise of the book is interesting: Taking transit into account, when most of us take a bus, subway or fly somewhere, it is true – we do so in virtual isolation. May 10, Conor rated it really liked it Shelves: Unlike Baudelairean modernity, where old and new are interwoven, supermodernity is self-contained: Jul 18, Lok rated it did not like it.

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. Starting with an attempt to disentangle anthropology from history, Auge goes on to map the distinction between placeencrusted with historical monuments and creative social life, and non-placeto which individuals are connected in a uniform manner and where no organic social life is possible.

Open Preview See a Problem? The way airports are divided into different places, the way we interact with security, the VIP lounges and waiting rooms, etc. Oct 25, Beatriz rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.


This is risky, and I consider it ill-advised.

Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

Auge is not reckless in his argument, and he mentions mentions, whereas it should be emphasized that the status of a non-place intfoduction fluid, ov 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.

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.

We are told go to turn, when to swipe, given information constantly about weather conditions, time, and geolocation. La vecchiaia non esiste” tanto ho trovato eccezionale questo. 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. Skip to search Skip to main content.

I especially enjoyed the prologue for the book, which at first confuses and surprises but if you go on reading the book, it all becomes clear. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

I don’t often say this, but; if this were a little longer, it would be a five star book. Short, pithy and very perceptive work on the routes and contractual locations of contemporary society.