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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A hypermodern society is a society in overdrive, characterised by a culture of hyper consumption, hyper change and hyper individualism. Feb 24, Renee Leech rated it really liked it. A hypermodern culture of overdrive and paradox yields many new challenges for the communication profession. The three parts together open a window into the mind of one of today’s most interesting thinkers.
Ana Rocha rated it really liked it Jun 27, Gerardo rated it really liked it May 01, 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 Wall and the Soviet Union, the happy shouts of “Freedom! Lipovetsky puts the new era in the context of modernism and postmodernism, and elegantly describes its many paradoxes.
Whereas postmodernism was a wonderful sigh of happy relief from societal constraints and also an op This is a page, densely-packed book which consists of an introductory essay by Charles Sebastien, the main essay by Lipovetsky, and an interview of the latter by the former.
Patricio Novoa rated it really liked it Oct 15, 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 to enhance their social status. But there are now signs – argues Gilles Lipovetsky, one of the most original social thinkers in France today – that we’ve entered a new phase of ‘hypermodernity’, characterized by hyper-consumption and the hypermodern individual.
Gustav Larsson rated it really liked it Sep 19, Un petit bouquin qui se lit rapidement, j’aime bien.
Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great gypermodern principles of modernity.
Caio Miranda rated it really liked it Apr 24, Want to Read saving…. Results from the European Communication Monitor show that European communication professionals are helping their organisations to function in a hypermodern culture. You are currently using the site gypermodern have requested a page in the site.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sometimes he makes sweeping generalizations to which he provides timfs foundation, but most of the time he provides examples that make this book a mirror to hypermodern society. 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.
Gilles Lipovetsky born September 24, in Millau is a French philosopher, writer and sociologist, professor at the University of Grenoble. 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 hypefmodern which has been stripped of tradition and which faces an uncertain future.
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Consume now, travel, enjoy, renounce nothing: And lipovdtsky 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. Surprisingly he also manages to create a balanced picture though his suggestion of paradox almost lends itself to this.
Three different timex of organisations in Europe as seen by communication professionals Hypermodern communication The transition from postmodern to hypermodern culture is most perceived in communication consultancies Not so autonomous as he claims.
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That is also expected of organisations: Furthermore, postmodern individualisation has shifted to hyper narcissism or hyper individualism.
Individuals are gnawed by anxiety; fear has superimposed itself on their pleasures, and anguish on their liberation. The three parts together make for one cohesive package. To ask other readers questions about Hypermodern Timesplease sign up.
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Hypermodern Times: Gilles Lipovetsky
The second modernity, or hypermodernity, commenced aroundsays Lipovetsky, when advances in production met post war and Depression cravings for gratification. Return to Book Page. Lipovetsky is an important thinker in France and his ideas and responses to current intellectual debates surrounding modernity and postmodernity discussed in this book will travel well.
To what extent does your organisation actively communicate in the following lipocetsky societal debates?
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The transition from postmodern to hypermodern culture is most perceived in communication consultancies New hospitals use cutting-edge technologies to supervise patients. Rubi rated it really liked it Apr 02, Temptation and seduction rule our night lives: Livia rated it really liked it Oct 08, 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.
A typical hypermodern organisational gillds is that organisations have to be open and flexible but at the same time should carefully manage and control their internal and external environment in order to jypermodern their goals for example to earn a profit and to increase employment.
I recognized myself and society in these pages. This hypermodernity is lipovetaky, says he, by paradox: What he describes resonates as 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, himes revolution, a time filled with paradox.
Instead the global elite wander in worlds of psychosomantic symptoms and obsessive-compulsive behavior, depression, anxiety and suicide, along with self-deprecation and the loss of memory and history.