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. But there are now signs – argues GillesLipovetsky, one of the most original social thinkers in Francetoday – that we’ve entered a new phase of.

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Is this an early sign that hypermodernism is not really all there is to our future? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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

Would you like to change to the site? But there are now signs – argues Gilles Lipovetsky, one of the most original social thinkers in France today – that we’ve entered a new phase of ‘hypermodernity’, characterized by hyper-consumption and the hypermodern individual.

Adrien Colliard rated it really liked it May 28, Notify me of new posts via email. Eduardo Omine rated it really liked it Feb 18, Livia rated it really liked it Oct 08, Partly excerpted from this paperavailable in full text, where changes in psychiatry from modernism to postmodern and hypermdoern times are described.

Hypermodern Times: Gilles Lipovetsky

You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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 hypermodeen diagonses, easy technical solutions hyperkodern be difficult to deliver. Organisations have to adapt their structure, activities and their strategic communication to cope with an ever-changing environment. In the essay, GL proposes his theory of post-post-modernism, or hypermodernity.


Ksenia Klykova rated it really liked it Jul 13, Results from the European Communication Monitor show that communication professionals in Europe are aware of the changes that are taking place showing that the profession has a good starting position to help organisations surviving in hypermodern times.

The communication function plays an important role in helping the organisation to adapt to a hypermodern society. Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity.

Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky. While the nouveau rich of our era wander the globe seeking ever faster hypermovern and the luxury of cultural tourism.

He is neither overly positive nor excessively gloomy. The interview, conducted by Charles, crystallizes the previous pages by compelling Lipovetsky to boil his ideas down to concise but insightful paragraphs, while also revealing some interesting and sometimes amusing views into the author’s own background and education. Gerardo rated it really liked it May 01, Lipovetky book is not yet featured on Listopia. We are identifying with them, revising them, and choosing them.

The predominant emotional chord is described like this: Rimes About Hypermodern Times. Organisations with postmodern and hypermodern characteristics seem faster and better at sensing the trend towards an overarching consumer hy;ermodern.

Individuals are gnawed by anxiety; fear has superimposed itself on their pleasures, and anguish on their liberation. Surprisingly he also manages to create a balanced picture though his suggestion of paradox almost lends itself to this.

Yet the need for security and predictability is ever-increasing. Governments have become the fare of RealityTV, ineffectual and bankrupt, they perform their endless comedy routines of Left and Right as if these things still existed or even mattered. A hypermodern culture of overdrive and paradox yields many new challenges for the communication profession. 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.


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 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.

Psychiatry is, and always has been, medicine’s—and perhaps the modern era’s—most daring enterprise. Jessica rated it really liked it Apr 07, Yet, the three axiomatic elements that tie it all together remain: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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In a hypermodern culture, he wrote, an increasingly large part of life hypremodern characterised by an attitude of consumption; also, a majority of people have become turbo-consumers outside the domain of the economy.

The spell of the ies anti-psychiatry is broken. Everything worries and alarms them, and there are no longer any beliefs systems to which they can turn for assurance.