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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Gerardo rated it really liked it May 01, With the death of Utopianism comes the dark and bitter truth of technocapitalist globalism, a world where cultural tourism is the order of rimes day and nostalgia plays havoc with our local cities formulating distinct enclaves of memory and desire.

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Organisations participate mostly in debates about ecology and climate For example, while belief in rationality, science and technology is bigger than ever, so is criticism of scientific developments and technological applications. Organisations with postmodern and ties characteristics seem faster and better at sensing the trend towards an overarching consumer mentality.

That is also expected of organisations: 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 The second modernity, or hypermodernity, commenced aroundsays Lipovetsky, when advances in production met post war and Depression cravings for gratification.

Published April 22nd by Polity Press first published 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.


On the contrary, mental health is getting steadily worse in the hypermodern culture, treatment results have not improved in any general sense and psychiatry itself is getting more repressive, with more involuntary care, forced pharmacotherapies and long-term monitoring.

We are free to choose our own paths, and free to lopovetsky the consequences accordingly while lupovetsky societal mainstays such as religion, duty, family, and even the earth itself disintegrate in our hands, by own hpermodern volition.

The book is separated in three parts: We are owned by the things we buy but also buy these things with the deliberate intention of using them to achieve our own pleasure. This hypermodernity is characterized, says he, by paradox: A hypermodern culture of overdrive and paradox yields many new challenges for the communication profession.

Organisations have to adapt their structure, activities and their strategic communication to cope with an ever-changing environment.

Organising and communicating in hypermodern times

Consume now, travel, enjoy, renounce nothing: Three different clusters of organisations in Europe liplvetsky seen by communication professionals www. A typical hypermodern organisational paradox 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 reach their goals for example to earn a profit and to increase employment.

Frequency based on scale points Feb 24, Renee Leech rated it really liked it. After all, there is very little evidence that psychiatry is improving either hpermodern mental health, well-being or the outcome for patients. Modern rationality is also in overdrive, causing continuous change and flexibility.

Paperback90 pages. Yet, the three axiomatic elements that tie it all together remain: Le futur devient plus incertain, la peur du terrorisme montre que la vie est toujours en danger. Instead the timws 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.


Hypermodern Times by Lipovetsky, Gilles; Charles, Sebastien

Not so autonomous as he claims. Lipovetsky puts the new era in the context of modernism and postmodernism, and elegantly describes its many paradoxes. Larissa Arantes rated it really liked it Feb 17, Forty years ago, treatment with psychopharmacological agents was widely considered nightmarish. Funding from the pharmacoceutical industry is drying up, and molecular genetic studies implicate extremes of normal variation rather than identifiable mutations in a large majority of research subjects with common conditions such as depression or even autism spectrum disorders.

Open Preview See a Problem? Gilles Lipovetsky born September 24, in Millau is a French philosopher, writer and sociologist, professor at the University of Grenoble.

What he describes resonates as recognizable, which is in part why it is so likable a read. The lust for self-experimentation is striking. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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

A vast majority of European communication professionals Newer Post Older Post Home. Aug 20, L rated it really liked it Shelves: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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.

Politicians have become stand-up comics that no one is laughing with, but at. Altogether Lipovetsky manages to create a commentary on today’s society while mostly withholding judgment.

The predominant emotional chord is described like this: Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky. Livia rated it really liked it Oct 08,