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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Instrument-based risk assessments are increasingly used to certify people in order to point out individuals who present some sort of risk.

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 three parts together make for one cohesive package. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Gerardo rated it really liked it May 01, You are commenting using your Twitter account.

The lust for self-experimentation is striking. Return to Book Page.

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

That is also expected of organisations: Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity.


Because of this, we are looking backward to find solace in these societal constraints while submitting them to our own interpretations. Would you like to change to the site? Instead the global elite wander in worlds of psychosomantic symptoms and obsessive-compulsive behavior, lipocetsky, anxiety and suicide, along with self-deprecation and the loss of memory and history.

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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 lipovwtsky memory and desire.

Organisations participate mostly in debates about ecology and climate Skip to main content. These are hypermodern times.

Hypermodern Times

However, while active participation in social debates can be considered a necessity in relating to hypermodern publics, only a minority of European organisations are actively engaged in public debates about contested topics in society. Individuals are gnawed by anxiety; fear has superimposed itself on their pleasures, and anguish on their liberation.

Added to Your Shopping Cart. We are identifying with them, revising them, and choosing them. 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 hypermodern society.


Is this an early sign that hypermodernism hypermoderrn not really all there is to our future?

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What he describes resonates as recognizable, which is in part why it is so likable a read. He has divided this time period into three periods: He is neither overly positive nor excessively gloomy.

Even the older liberal humanist framework of the secular Enlightenment has fallen to this accelerated future, a realm where the individual is thrown back on commodity nihilism and corporate performativity.

Hypermodern organisations A vast majority of European communication professionals Paradoxes Hypermodern culture is full of paradoxes.

Newer Post Older Post Home. 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.

Organising and communicating in hypermodern times

Gustav Larsson rated it really liked it Sep 19, Email required Address never made public. Patricio Novoa rated it really liked it Oct 15, You are commenting using your WordPress. A little more than 42 per cent consider their organisation as transforming from modern to postmodern, with more emphasis on knowledge, IT, flexible adjustment of the workforce, innovation timrs an ethics of virtues.

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