Non-places

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Verso, 2008 - Science - 98 pages
9 Reviews
An ever-increasing proportion of our lives is spent in supermarkets, airports and hotels, on motorways or in front of TVs, computers and cash machines. This invasion of the world by what Marc Augé calls 'non-space' results in a profound alteration of awareness: something we perceive, but only in a partial and incoherent manner. Augé uses the concept of 'supermodernity' to describe a situation of excessive information and excessive space. In this fascinating essay he seeks to establish an intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity.

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Review: Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

User Review  - Lois - Goodreads

bunch of babbling and non-sense Read full review

Review: Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

User Review  - Conor - Goodreads

I don't often say this, but; if this were a little longer, it would be a five star book. A one page example would probably do it. Otherwise, it's a very well put together essay that you can read in a ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Anthropological Place
35
From Places to NonPlaces
61
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Marc Auge is Director of Studies at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales in Paris.