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Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky

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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. These are hypermodern times.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745634203
ISBN-10: 0745634206
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 142mm x 13mm)
Pages: 150
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky Hypermodern Times, Paperback (March 2005)

* Lipovetsky is an important thinker in France and his ideas and responses to current intellectual debates surrounding modernity and postmodernity discussed in this book will travel well. * This book presents a highly original new way of thinking about modern society and the individual.

Empire of Fashion by Gilles Lipovetsky Empire of Fashion, Paperback (July 2002)

Focusing on clothing, bodily deportment, sex roles, sexual practices, and political rhetoric as forms of "fashion," this work bounds across two thousand years of history, showing how the evolution of fashion from an upper-class privilege into a vehicle of popular expression closely follows the rise of democratic values.

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Author Biography - Gilles Lipovetsky

Gilles Lipovetsky, Professor of Philosopy and member of the "Conseil National des Programmes (Education Nationale) in France Sebastien Charles, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada

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