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. “Hypermodern times” by Gilles Lipovetsky and psychiatry. In his book Hypermodern Times, the French philosopher Gilles Lipovetsky.

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Timew LipovetskySebastien Charles. Feb 07, gemma rated it really liked it. Altogether Lipovetsky manages to create a commentary on today’s society while mostly withholding judgment.

Yet, the three axiomatic elements that tie it all together remain: 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.

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!

Hypermodern Times by Lipovetsky, Gilles; Charles, Sebastien

Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky. 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.

Open Preview See a Problem? 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. Paradoxes Hypermodern culture is full of paradoxes.

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The result being not only the selling and buying of vast amounts of products and services, but also a consumer mentality in sectors that traditionally operated according to a different logic – for example health care and education.

Partly excerpted from this paperavailable in full text, where changes in psychiatry from modernism to postmodern and hypermodern times are described.

Instrument-based risk assessments are increasingly used to lipovehsky people in order to point out individuals who present some sort of risk. Inthe confidence in the progress of psychiatry seems to have started to dwindle. To ask other readers questions about Hypermodern Timesplease sign hyeprmodern.

In the hypermodern culture, psychiatric knowledge and tools are suddenly indispensable for people who struggle to use their minds just as their bodies. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The boredom of modernism has become the excess of hypermodernist diversion and distraction: I recognized myself and society in these pages. Feb 24, Renee Leech rated it really liked it.

Ksenia Klykova rated it really liked it Jul 13, You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity. Dec 06, Brett Williams rated it really liked it. 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.

But there are now signs – argues Gilles Lipovetsky, one of the most original social th 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.

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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. Organisations participate mostly in debates about ecology and climate 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.

Hypermodern Times: Gilles Lipovetsky

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Le futur devient plus incertain, la peur du terrorisme montre que la vie est toujours en danger. Email required Address never made public. While the nouveau rich of our era wander the globe seeking ever faster mobility and the luxury of cultural tourism. A hypermodern culture of overdrive and paradox hypermldern many new challenges for the communication profession.

With the death of Utopianism comes the dark and bitter truth of technocapitalist globalism, a world where cultural tourism is the order of the day and nostalgia plays havoc with our local cities formulating distinct enclaves of memory and desire.

Larissa Arantes rated it really liked it Feb 17, The old rules are lost, but new ways evolve. After all, there is very little evidence that psychiatry is improving either general mental health, well-being or the outcome for patients.

Everything worries and alarms them, and there are no longer any beliefs systems to which they can turn for assurance. Tony Ocampo rated it really liked it Apr 13, Ivana rated it really liked it Jan 08,