Non-Places: An Introduction to Supermodernity PDF/EPUB

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Non-Places: An Introduction to Supermodernity Unsettling, elegantly written and illuminating essential reading for anyone seeking to understand our supermodern conditionPD Smith, GuardianShopping malls, motorways, airport loungeswe are all familiar with these curious spaces which are both everywhere and nowhere But only now do we have a coherent analysis of their far reaching effects on public and private experience Marc Aug has become their anthropologist, and has written a timely and original bookPatrick WrightIt is indeed very seldom that one finds it difficult to put down a book because of the intellectual excitement it generates Augs Non Places is such a booka powerful message, modestly delivered, which stands out as a unique and refreshing anthropological voice Current AnthropologyAn ever increasing proportion of our lives is spent in supermarkets, airports and hotels, on motorways or in front of TVs, computers and cash machines This invasion of the world by what Marc Aug calls non space results in a profound alteration of awareness something we perceive, but only in a partial and incoherent manner Aug uses the concept of supermodernity to describe a situation of excessive information and excessive space In this fascinating essay he seeks to establish an intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity