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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Both past and future were dismissed, making our perpetual present of positive experience the priority.

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A typical hypermodern organisational paradox is that organisations have to be open and flexible but at the same time should carefully manage and control their internal and tjmes environment in order to lipivetsky their goals for example to earn a profit and to increase employment. 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 These are hypermodern times.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ksenia Klykova rated it really liked it Jul 13, We are free to choose our own paths, and free to suffer the consequences accordingly while the societal mainstays such as religion, duty, family, and even the earth itself disintegrate in our hands, by own own volition. Email required Address never made public. Lipovetky DienstagEnglishGilles Lipovetskyhypermodern timeshypermodernismmodernismpsychiatrypsychopharmacology.

The result being not only the hypermoxern and buying of vast amounts of products and services, but gliles a consumer mentality in sectors that traditionally operated according to a different logic – for example health care and education.


Tuesday, November 4, “Hypermodern times” by Gilles Lipovetsky and psychiatry.

Organising and communicating in hypermodern times

Forty years ago, treatment with psychopharmacological agents was widely considered nightmarish. Hypermodern organisations A vast majority of European communication hypermodfrn He is neither overly positive nor excessively gloomy.

Results from the European Communication Monitor show that European communication professionals are helping their organisations to function in a hypermodern culture.

Caio Miranda rated it really liked it Apr 24, Jessica rated it really liked it Apr 07, Ana Rocha rated it really liked it Jun 27, Dora rated it really liked it Feb 16, 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.

Scale 1 Not at all —5 Very active. This hypermodernity is characterized, says he, by paradox: Funding from the pharmacoceutical industry is drying up, and molecular genetic studies implicate extremes of normal variation rather than identifiable mutations in a large majority of research subjects with common conditions such as depression or even autism spectrum disorders.

Rubi rated it really liked it Apr 02, You are commenting using your WordPress. Le retour du religieux explique ces nouveaux temps difficiles. For example, while belief in rationality, science and technology is bigger than ever, so is criticism of scientific developments and technological applications. Notify me of new comments via email. On ,ipovetsky contrary, mental health is getting steadily worse in the hypermodern culture, treatment results have not improved in any general sense and psychiatry itself is getting more repressive, with more involuntary care, forced pharmacotherapies and long-term monitoring.


Hypermodern Times

Charles’ introductory essay prepare the reader for some of Lipovetsky’s basic arguments and beliefs, and then his own essay that follows expands upon these and then adds his own observations. Dec 06, Brett Williams rated it really liked it.

Trivia About Hypermodern Times. A sense of insecurity has invaded all minds; health has imposed itself as a mass obsession; terrorism, catastrophes and epidemics are regularly front-page news. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

For example, everybody is expected to behave responsibly on their own accord in all sectors of life.

Hypermodern culture is full of paradoxes. Un petit bouquin qui se lit rapidement, j’aime bien. But there are now signs – argues Gilles Lipovetsky, one of the most original social th The term ‘postmodernity’ 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.

Yet, the three axiomatic elements that tie it all together remain: In a hypermodern culture, he wrote, an increasingly large part of life is characterised by an attitude of consumption; also, a majority of people have become turbo-consumers outside the domain of the economy. Participation of European organisations in societal debates www. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: We are identifying with them, revising them, and choosing them.