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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Notify me of new posts via email. Paperback90 pages. Inthe confidence in the progress of psychiatry seems to have started to dwindle. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It is a transformation in progress: Dora rated it really liked it Feb 16, Stages in an intellectual itinerary: Or will there be a huge disappointment in hypermodernist solutions on the scale of that in the late early ies? In fact, paradox is one of the most eye-catching aspects of hypermodernity.

Gerardo rated it really liked it May 01, Feb 07, gemma rated it really liked it. 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 Times by Lipovetsky, Gilles; Charles, Sebastien

I recognized myself and society in these pages. New hospitals use cutting-edge technologies to supervise patients. In a hypermodern culture, he wrote, an increasingly large part of life is characterised by an attitude of consumption; also, a majority of people have become turbo-consumers outside the domain of the economy.

Want to Read saving…. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Table of contents Features Foreword Paradoxical individualism: Frequency based on scale points Surprisingly he also manages to create a balanced picture though his suggestion of paradox almost lends itself to this.


Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity. Yet, the three axiomatic elements that tie it all together remain: 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 What he describes resonates as recognizable, which is in part why it is so likable a read.

Published April 22nd by Polity Press first published 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.

The second modernity, or hypermodernity, commenced aroundsays Lipovetsky, when advances in production met post war and Depression cravings for gratification. Lipovetsky has continued to write on topics such as modernity, globalization, consumerism, modern culture, markets, feminism, fashion, and media, but they have the itmes thread of individualism We are preoccupied with the present but also with memory.

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

The transition from postmodern to hypermodern culture is most perceived in communication consultancies Thanks for telling us about the problem. For example, while belief in rationality, science and technology is bigger than ever, so is criticism of scientific developments and technological applications.

Hypermodern Times: Gilles Lipovetsky

We are free to choose our own paths, and free to suffer the consequences accordingly while the societal mainstays such as religion, duty, family, and even the earth itself disintegrate in our hands, by own own volition. Organisations with postmodern and hypermodern characteristics seem faster and better at sensing the trend towards an overarching consumer mentality. The lust for self-experimentation is striking. Gustav Larsson rated it really liked it Sep 19, 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.


A vast majority of European communication professionals Io rated it really liked it Apr 17, Psychiatry is, and always has been, medicine’s—and perhaps the modern era’s—most daring enterprise.

Henrik Anckarsäter: “Hypermodern times” by Gilles Lipovetsky and psychiatry

Participation of European organisations in societal debates www. The boredom of modernism has become the excess of hypermodernist diversion and distraction: Aug 20, L rated it really liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Hypermodern Timesplease sign up.

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.

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.

He is neither overly positive nor excessively gloomy. Hypermodern organisations A vast majority of European communication professionals Ksenia Klykova rated it really liked it Jul 13, Paradoxes Hypermodern culture is full of paradoxes. A typical hypermodern timws paradox is that organisations have to be open and flexible but at the same time should carefully manage and control their internal and external environment in order to reach their goals for example to earn a profit timees to increase employment.