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

And the hypermodern individual, while oriented towards pleasure and hedonism, is also filled with the kind of tension and anxiety that comes from living in a world which has been stripped of tradition and which faces an uncertain future. Lipovetsky began his philosophical career as a Marxist, similar to many others in lipoversky s. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Here, man uses natural science to try to explain that thoughts, feelings—even consciousness—have material causes that are subject to the laws of nature and, therefore, are possible to manipulate and predict.

A hypermodern society combines the two and accelerates the pace of change. A vast majority of European communication professionals The book is separated in three parts: Temptation and seduction rule our night lives: 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 Participation of European organisations in societal debates www.


Jessica rated it really liked it Apr 07, The second modernity, or hypermodernity, commenced aroundsays Lipovetsky, when advances in production met post war and Depression cravings for gratification. 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.

Inthe confidence in the progress of psychiatry seems to have started to dwindle. Lipovetsky puts the new era in the context of modernism and postmodernism, and elegantly describes its many paradoxes.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Published April 22nd by Polity Press first published Furthermore, postmodern individualisation has shifted to hyper narcissism or hyper individualism. Ana Rocha rated it really liked it Jun 27, A sense of insecurity has invaded all minds; health has imposed itself as a mass obsession; terrorism, catastrophes and epidemics are regularly front-page news.

The old rules are lost, but new ways evolve. Altogether Lipovetsky manages to create a commentary on today’s society while mostly withholding judgment. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Henrik Anckarsäter: “Hypermodern times” by Gilles Lipovetsky and psychiatry

Dilettantischer DienstagEnglishGilles Lipovetskyhypermodern timeshypermodernismmodernismpsychiatrypsychopharmacology. Rubi rated it really liked it Apr 02, To what extent does your organisation actively communicate in the following current societal debates?

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The spell of the ies anti-psychiatry is broken. Refresh and try again. Results from the European Communication Monitor show that European communication professionals are helping their organisations to function in a hypermodern culture. It is a transformation in progress: Preview — Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

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Lipovetsky sees ills of Western civilization more as transitional. Meanwhile, the management of organisations is constantly confronted with all kinds of contradicting interests and opinions, not only outside the organisation but also inside by their hypermodern employees. Three different clusters of organisations in Europe as seen by communication professionals www.

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Individuals are gnawed by anxiety; fear has superimposed itself on their pleasures, and anguish on their liberation. Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity. New hospitals use cutting-edge technologies to supervise patients. He has divided this time period into three periods: