Also personal interests, always as myself. Posts in Swedish or English tagged as such. Lipovetsky puts the new era in the context of modernism and postmodernism, and elegantly describes its many paradoxes. The hypermodern times actually began when the description of postmodernism became common knowledge in the last decades of the 20th century. A sense of insecurity has invaded all minds; health has imposed itself as a mass obsession; terrorism, catastrophes and epidemics are regularly front-page news.
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Pues bien, Gilles Lipovestky, en Tiempos hipermodernos, profundiza en las diversas e infecundas argucias con que intentamos distraernos en esta era del consumo y el lujo. De una era moderna de certidumbre y optimismo por un futuro alcanzable, pasamos en los ochenta al olvido posmoderno del futuro, entregados a vivir el momento, del placer y el consumo pop.
Prolonga el sufrimiento. This slim book packs a punch, dismissing catastrophe claims of others in trajectory of civilization circles. Lipovetsky sees ills of Western civilization more as transitional. Ancients saw history as cyclical. Happy times of a mythic past were now promised for the future as aspiration, and the present was one of endless progress. Reason was demoted to calculations and bureaucratic domination. The second modernity, or hypermodernity, commenced around , says Lipovetsky, when advances in production met post war and Depression cravings for gratification.
Both past and future were dismissed, making our perpetual present of positive experience the priority. The old rules are lost, but new ways evolve. Not so autonomous as he claims.
Brasida To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky. 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. 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 Inthe confidence in the progress of psychiatry seems to have started to dwindle. The modern environment organisations must operate in has been described as a hypermodern society, a successor of the modern, secular-rational society of 20 th century and the individualistic self-expressive postmodern society that came into being after the cultural revolutions of the s and s. 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.
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