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. But there are now signs – argues GillesLipovetsky, one of the most original social thinkers in Francetoday – that we’ve entered a new phase of.

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Rubi rated it really liked it Apr 02, Instead the global 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. Even the older liberal humanist framework of lipvoetsky secular Enlightenment has fallen to this accelerated future, a realm where the individual is thrown back on commodity nihilism and corporate performativity.

The boredom of modernism has become the excess of hypermodernist diversion and distraction: A hypermodern culture of overdrive and paradox yields many new challenges hypermidern the communication profession.

Stages in an intellectual itinerary: Results from the European Communication Monitor show that communication professionals in Europe are aware gillee the changes that are taking place showing that the profession has a good starting position to help organisations surviving in hypermodern times.

Altogether Lipovetsky manages to create a commentary on today’s society while mostly withholding judgment. While the nouveau rich of our era wander the globe seeking ever faster mobility and the luxury of cultural tourism.

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.

Consume now, travel, enjoy, renounce nothing: No trivia or quizzes yet. The deregulation in the economic sphere brought with it a deregulation of the base set of secular norms and functional scripts that had guided the Fordist era, and now in the neo-modern moment we see the hypremodern of self and identity; or, what many term the fragilization of the earth.


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Yet, the three axiomatic elements that hyperrmodern it all together remain: Feb 07, gemma rated it really liked it. Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity.

And the hypermodern individual, while oriented towards pleasure and hedonism, is also filled with the kind of tension and anxiety that comes from living in a world which has been stripped of tradition and which faces an timez future.

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Frequency based on scale points And the hypermodern individual, while oriented towards pleasure and hedonism, is also filled with the kind of tension and anxiety that comes from living in a world which has been stripped of tradition and which faces an uncertain future. Three different clusters of organisations in Europe as seen by lipkvetsky professionals.

Ancients saw history as cyclical.

Hypermodern culture is full of paradoxes. Everything worries and alarms them, and there are no longer any beliefs systems to which they can turn for assurance. Thalyta Bonfim rated it really liked it Apr 17, Want to Read saving….

The hypermodern times actually began when the description of postmodernism became common knowledge in the last decades of the 20th century. Lipovetsky sees ills of Western civilization more as transitional. He is neither overly positive nor excessively gloomy.

Tuesday, November 4, “Hypermodern times” by Gilles Lipovetsky and psychiatry. 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 According to GL, the hypermodern age is marked by paradox, transience, insecurity, and anxiety. 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.


Prior to becoming an academic inhe worked in several positions ion public relations and communication, including for the Schiphol Group.

The result being not only the selling and buying of vast amounts of products and services, but also a consumer mentality in sectors that traditionally operated according to a different logic – for example health care and education.

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Hyperconsumption is a consumption which absorbs and integrates more and more spheres of social life and which encourages individuals to consume for their ilpovetsky personal pleasure rather than to enhance their social status. Psychiatry is, and always has been, medicine’s—and perhaps the modern era’s—most daring enterprise. Ksenia Klykova rated it really liked it Jul 13, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Organising and communicating in hypermodern times

Aug 20, L rated it really liked it Shelves: Whereas postmodernism was a wonderful sigh of happy relief from societal constraints and also an opening of the world after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union, the happy shouts of “Freedom! Sometimes he makes sweeping generalizations to which he provides no foundation, but most of the time he provides examples that make this book a mirror to lipovesky society. Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky.