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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To ask other readers questions about Non-Placesplease sign up. A marvellous discussion of supermodernity, but I’m a little skeptical of the notion of non-spaces. 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.

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

Identity becomes reduced to a role: In this fascinating and lucid essay he seeks to establish and intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity.

Even though this book came out in the s, the strength of its argument is that we see an even greater proliferation of non-places across the world today. Nielsen Book Data Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Publication date ISBN pbk.

Mar 02, Kareem Brakat rated it liked it Shelves: The invasion of modern life by these “non-places” is central to this work. Unlike Baudelairean modernity, where old and new are interwoven, supermodernity is self-contained: These theorists who seem to prioritize elegant writing over systematic knowledge are sometimes brilliant Benjamin, Barthes and sometimes blithering Baudrillard, Certeau.


Feb 16, Rebecca rated it really liked it.

Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

However, a number of ideas he expresses are provocative, even fascinating. His book is useful because aupermodernity 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 ti close, consubstantial link between space and social organization. When one visits a supermarket, or anything else that is deemed a non-place, and meets a colleague, friend, etc.

Nov 16, Cobertizo rated it it was amazing. This argument completely falls apart if you anrhropology cash rather than a check or credit card an issue Auge adroitly avoids, which is problematic in light of the view that we are always observed and never anonymous in a ‘panopticonic’ world. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ci attacco pure un rimando a Junkspace. Interesting, but the signal to noise ratio is rather too high.

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First of all, his definition of “non-places” strikes me as pretty suspect an deeply rooted in some of the more discreditable brands of mid-century structuralist thought. Physical description p. Want to Read saving…. La vecchiaia non esiste” tanto ho trovato eccezionale questo.


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. We can say that Auge mentions that the traveler he discusses and, by extension shopper, or supermoderniyt else in a non-place is alone.

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Short, pithy and very perceptive work on the routes and contractual locations of contemporary society. The premise of the book is interesting: One of those authors who revels in the use of long words. Bibliography Includes introxuction references p. This invasion of the world by what Marc Auge calls ‘non-space’ results in a profound alteration of awareness: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. However, the book falls short.