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Non-places : introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity

Marc Augé.
  • London ; New York : Verso, 2008.
  • 2nd English language ed.
  • xxii, 98, [1] pages ; 21 cm
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Summary
  • "Shopping malls, motorways, airport lounges - we are all familiar with these curious spaces which are both everywhere and nowhere. But only now do we have a coherent analysis of their far-reaching effects on public and private experience. Marc Auge has become their anthropologist, and has written a timely and original book." "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 Auge calls "non-space" results in a profound alteration of awareness: something we perceive, but only in a partial and incoherent manner. Auge 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."--Jacket.
Contents
  • Introduction to the second edition
  • Prologue
  • The near and the elsewhere
  • Anthropological place
  • From places to non-places
  • Epilogue.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 99).
Additional form
ISBN
  • 9781844673223
  • 1844673227
  • 9781844673117
  • 1844673111
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2009293615
  • OCLC: 313079928
  • OCLC: 313079928