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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It seems to me that all places are potentially non-places, and all spaces that are framed as non-places in this book are potentially anthropological places too. The premise of the book is interesting: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Raccolti e ordinati da lui, generano riflessioni nuove in cui mi sono ritrovata, che mi interessano e che mi piacciono molto. When one visits a supermarket, or anything else that is deemed a non-place, and meets a colleague, friend, etc.

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I decided to read it as I was studying the literary cartography and the changes of maps throughout the centuries. Even at pages, the book seems too long for the idea.

Mittekohas valitsevad aktuaalsus ja olevikuhetke pakilisus. Auge concentrates on defining what supermodernitu anthropological space is, although people with even a fairly basic knowledge of anthropology will know this.

May 27, Lois rated it did not like it. Feb 27, Simon rated it liked it. But if we take his entire argument into account, it seems that they are actually protesting in his context, as it seems that recent history invalidated parts of this hypothesis against the way a place is used. May 29, Arda rated it really liked it.

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It is an interesting introduction to the non-places theme, and not only for anthropologists mostly, though but also for laymen, just like me, who are into ho themes in literature. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 02, E. The way airports are divided into different places, the way we interact with security, the VIP lounges and waiting rooms, etc.


Short, pithy and very perceptive work on the routes and contractual locations of contemporary society. 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.

This beckons at the old conundrum of the tree falling in the forest with no one there to hear it: In this fascinating and lucid essay he seeks to establish and intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity.

One of those authors who revels in the use of long words. Skip to supermldernity Skip to main content. No trivia or quizzes yet. Most of what is original in the argument comes together in the last quarter, and while it features some interesting embroideries the textual character of non-places, for exampleeven that introductuon exactly mind-blowingly new stuff.

Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Libro breve ma denso, a tratti addirittura ostico, involuto.

The invasion of modern life by these antyropology is central to this work. Otherwise, it’s a very well put together essay that you can read in a day if you’re up on your anthropology noh French thinking. Mar 27, Andrew added it Shelves: The book explores the distinction between “place”, encrusted with historical meaning and creative of social life, and “non-place”, to which individuals are connected in a uniform, bureaucratic manner and where no organic social life is possible.

We are told when to turn, when to swipe, given information constantly about weather conditions, time, and geolocation. However, this is problematic: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lists with This Book. Nielsen Book Data 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.

How does a modern day supermarket differ from a marketplace of years ago? Un gran bel libro di antropologia altro che quello di Fabietti!

Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

Tentatively I think that the book suffers from comparisons to other anthropological texts, while ignoring western historicity and being vague about a number of differences. Jul 18, Lok rated it did not like it. I just find it somewhat bothersome that he– 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.


Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity is fascinating. This is risky, and I consider it ill-advised. Want to Read saving…. A world where people are born in the clinic and die in hospital, where transit points and temporary abodes are proliferating under luxurious or inhuman conditions hotels chains and squats […]” 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.

SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. 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. May 10, Conor rated it really liked it Shelves: First of all, he sees the status of a non-place as fluid.

Jun 08, introfuction added it. If it is for this quality that he believes such places are e. 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. We can say that Auge mentions that the traveler he discusses and, by extension shopper, or anyone else in a non-place is alone.

The book left me nonplussed, but the fact that I supermodfrnity 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 kf.