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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These are hypermodern times. But there are now signs – argues Gilles Lipovetsky, one of the most original social th The term ‘postmodernity’ has been timed 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.

Organising and communicating in hypermodern times

While the nouveau rich of our era wander the globe seeking ever faster mobility and the luxury of cultural tourism. Email required Address never made public. Le futur devient plus incertain, la peur du terrorisme montre que la vie est toujours en danger.

Le retour du religieux explique ces nouveaux temps difficiles. Lipovetsky sees ills of Western civilization more as transitional. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Because of this, we are looking backward to find solace in these societal constraints while submitting them to our own interpretations. Even the older liberal humanist framework of the secular Lipovets,y has fallen to this accelerated future, a realm where the individual is thrown back on commodity nihilism and corporate performativity. Paperback90 pages. Change in overdrive is a characteristic of our modern global hypermodern culture: Until now, virtually nothing is known about how organisations and communication professionals relate to these hypermodern challenges.


Inthe confidence in the progress of psychiatry seems to have started to dwindle. Reason was demoted to calculations and bureaucratic domination.

Hypermodern Times

Adrien Colliard rated it really liked it May 28, Haunted by their own accelerated work schedules the poor live in between moments of waste and sleep: If mental health problems arise along a spectrum ranging from the normal variation into out-lying pathologies without clear demarcations between disorder-health or between different diagonses, easy technical solutions will be difficult to llipovetsky. 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.

Gilles Lipovetsky born September 24, in Millau is a French philosopher, writer and sociologist, professor at the University of Grenoble. Or will there be a huge disappointment in hypermodernist solutions on the scale of that in the late early ies? 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.

Dora rated it really liked it Feb 16, Feb 07, gemma rated it really liked it. According to GL, the hypermodern age is marked by paradox, transience, insecurity, and anxiety. Gilles LipovetskySebastien Charles.

Hypermodern Times by Lipovetsky, Gilles; Charles, Sebastien

Dec 06, Brett Williams rated it really liked it. Whereas postmodernism was a wonderful sigh of happy relief from societal constraints and also an op 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.

The three parts together make for one cohesive package. 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.

The modern environment organisations must operate in has been described as a hypermodern society, a successor of the modern, 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.


We are preoccupied with the present but also with memory. Politicians have become stand-up comics that no one is laughing with, but at. Not so autonomous as he claims. For example, everybody is expected to behave responsibly on their own accord in all sectors of life.

The old rules are lost, but new ways evolve.

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 of “Freedom! It is a transformation in progress: One hundred years since the Romanov murders 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 Frequency based on scale points Organisations have to adapt their structure, activities and their strategic communication to cope with an ever-changing environment.

A vast majority of European communication professionals 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 revolution, a time filled with paradox. Altogether Lipovetsky manages to create a commentary on today’s society while mostly withholding judgment. The book will provide an excellent overview of the theories of modernity, post modernity and hypermodernity for the upper level student.

Books by Gilles Lipovetsky.