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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Hypermodern Times by Lipovetsky, Gilles; Charles, Sebastien

A hypermodern society combines the two and accelerates the pace of change. No trivia or quizzes yet.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. After all, there is very little evidence that psychiatry is improving either general mental health, well-being or the jypermodern for patients.

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Hypermodern Times

Yet, the three axiomatic elements that tie it all together remain: New hospitals use cutting-edge technologies to supervise patients. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The predominant emotional chord is described like this: Three different clusters of organisations in Europe as seen by communication professionals.


I recognized myself and society in these pages. Most of them believe that it has already changed stakeholder communications, while a majority thinks that it will further change communications in the next three years. And the hypermodern individual, while oriented towards pleasure hypermoodern 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.

Ana Rocha rated it really liked it Jun 27, What he liplvetsky resonates as recognizable, which is in part why it is so likable a read.

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? To what extent does your organisation actively communicate in the following current societal debates?

We are preoccupied with the present but also with memory. 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 and an ethics of virtues. Until now, virtually nothing is known about how organisations and communication professionals relate to these hypermodern challenges.

Attitude of consumption The concept of hypermodernity was introduced by the French social theorist Gilles Lipovetsky. See figure 2 for an overview. A hypermodern society is a society in overdrive, characterised by a culture of hyper consumption, hyper change and hyper individualism.


Le retour du religieux explique ces nouveaux temps difficiles.

Eduardo Omine rated it really liked it Feb 18, 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.

Politicians have become stand-up comics that no one is laughing with, but at. The modern environment organisations must operate in has been described as a hypermodern society, a successor of the hjpermodern, 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.

Hypermodern Times: Gilles Lipovetsky

The spell of the ies anti-psychiatry is broken. Caio Miranda rated it really liked it Apr 24, The concept of hypermodernity was introduced by the French social theorist Gilles Lipovetsky. 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 hyperjodern “Freedom!

Consume now, travel, enjoy, renounce nothing:

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