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. Here, man uses natural science to try to explain that thoughts, feelings—even consciousness—have material causes that are subject to the laws of nature and, therefore, are possible to manipulate and predict.

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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.


Hypermodern Times

Alle productspecificaties Samenvatting The term a postmodernitya has been used to describe that historical transformation of the late 20th century when the institutional breaks holding back individual emancipation disintegrated, thereby giving rise to the full expression of individual desires and the quest for self--fulfilment. But there are now signs -- argues Gilles Lipovetsky, one of the most original social thinkers in France today -- that wea ve entered a new phase of a hypermodernitya , characterized by hyper--consumption and the hypermodern individual. 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. 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 uncertain future. Individuals are gnawed by anxiety; fear has superimposed itself on their pleasures, and anguish on their liberation. Everything worries and alarms them, and there are no longer any beliefs systems to which they can turn for assurance.





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