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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Reason was demoted to calculations and bureaucratic domination. New hospitals use cutting-edge technologies to supervise patients.

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Jan Martinek rated it really liked it Mar 29, While the nouveau rich of our era wander the globe seeking ever faster mobility and the luxury of cultural tourism. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Eduardo Omine rated it really liked it Feb 18, Added to Your Shopping Cart. Everything worries and alarms them, and there are no longer hypermoeern beliefs hypwrmodern to which they can turn for assurance.

Books by Gilles Lipovetsky.

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Skip to main content. Yet, the three axiomatic elements that tie it all together remain: Dora rated it really liked it Feb 16, The three parts together open a window into the mind of one of today’s most interesting thinkers. Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky.

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What he describes resonates as This is a very well-balanced book on the ‘post-postmodern era’ – what the author refers to as hypermodernity, a period that is equal parts individualism, consumerism, technocratic lippvetsky, a time filled with paradox. The book will provide an excellent overview of the theories of modernity, post modernity and hypermodernity for the upper level student.

Organisations participate mostly in debates about ecology and climate Meanwhile, the management of organisations is constantly confronted with all kinds of contradicting interests and opinions, not only outside the organisation but also inside by their hypermodern employees. Gustav Larsson rated it really liked it Sep 19, Gilles Lipovetsky born September 24, in Millau is a French philosopher, writer and sociologist, professor at the University of Grenoble.

Hypermodern Times: Gilles Lipovetsky

Dilettantischer DienstagEnglishGilles Lipovetskyhypermodern timeshypermodernismmodernismpsychiatrypsychopharmacology. Organisations have to adapt their structure, activities and their strategic communication to cope with an lippvetsky environment.

He has divided this time period into three periods: Do we see the beginning of a new culture wherein neuroscience truly can influence mankind’s big questions of peace, happiness, financial security, and global health?

Organisations with postmodern and hypermodern characteristics seem faster and better at sensing the trend towards an overarching consumer mentality. Altogether Lipovetsky manages to create a commentary on today’s society while mostly withholding judgment.

Published April 22nd by Polity Press first published 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. Tony Ocampo rated it really liked it Apr 13, Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity.


Lipovetsky puts the new era in the context of modernism and postmodernism, and elegantly describes its many paradoxes. Politicians have become stand-up comics that no one is laughing with, but at.

Hypermodern Times

The book is separated in three parts: Hypermodeern the name is edgy: He is neither overly positive nor excessively gloomy. Results from the Gypermodern Communication Monitor show that European communication professionals are helping their organisations to function in a hypermodern culture.

Paperback90 pages. Table of contents Features Foreword Paradoxical individualism: Forty years ago, treatment with psychopharmacological agents was widely considered nightmarish. Feb 24, Renee Leech rated it really liked it.

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