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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Hypermodern Times: Gilles Lipovetsky

A hypermodern society is a society in overdrive, characterised by a culture of hyper consumption, hyper change and hyper individualism.

Gilles LipovetskySebastien Charles. Ana Rocha rated it really liked it Jun 27, Haunted by hypfrmodern own accelerated work schedules the poor live in between moments of waste and sleep: Email required Address never made public.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Altogether Lipovetsky manages to create a commentary on today’s society while mostly withholding judgment.

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The spell of the ies anti-psychiatry is broken. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The lust for self-experimentation is striking.

Partly excerpted from this paperavailable in full text, where changes liovetsky psychiatry from modernism to postmodern and hypermodern times are described. Thalyta Bonfim rated it really liked it Apr 17, Yet the need for security and predictability is ever-increasing.

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Three different clusters of organisations lipovetxky Europe as seen by communication professionals. Adrien Colliard rated it really liked it May 28, On the 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.


In fact, paradox is one of the most eye-catching aspects of hypermodernity.

Gerardo rated it really liked it May 01, Even the name is edgy: 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. Ksenia Klykova rated it really liked it Jul 13, Temptation and seduction rule our night lives: Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity.

Participation of European organisations in societal debates www. Now, it is clearly mainstream.

Organising and communicating in hypermodern times

Lipovetsky sees ills of Western civilization more as transitional. However, while active participation in social debates can be considered a necessity in relating to hypermodern publics, only a minority of European organisations are actively engaged in public debates about contested topics in society. Surprisingly he also manages to create a balanced picture though his suggestion of paradox almost lends itself to this.

Jessica rated it really liked it Apr 07, Until now, virtually nothing is known about how organisations and communication professionals relate to these hypermodern challenges. What he describes hypemrodern as recognizable, which is in part why it is so likable a read.

New hospitals hypermodrn cutting-edge technologies to supervise patients. Organisations with postmodern and hypermodern characteristics seem faster and better at sensing the trend towards an overarching consumer mentality. Change in overdrive is a characteristic of our modern global hypermodern culture: The book will provide an excellent overview of the theories of modernity, post modernity and hypermodernity for the upper level student.

Tuesday, November 4, “Hypermodern times” by Gilles Lipovetsky and psychiatry. Everything worries and alarms them, and there are no longer any beliefs systems to which they can turn for assurance. 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 Io rated it really liked it Apr 17, Feb 07, gemma rated it really liked it.


The three parts together open a window into the mind of one of today’s most interesting thinkers. While the nouveau rich of our era wander the globe seeking ever faster mobility and the luxury of cultural tourism. Reason was demoted to calculations and bureaucratic domination. Dora rated it really liked it Feb 16, In a hypermodern culture, he wrote, an increasingly large part of life is characterised by an attitude of consumption; also, hyperrmodern majority of people have become turbo-consumers outside the domain of the economy.

Scale 1 Not at all —5 Very active. We are identifying with them, revising them, and choosing them. Three different clusters of organisations in Europe as seen by communication professionals www. 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 hypermodern times actually began when the description of postmodernism became common knowledge in the last decades of the 20th century. 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. Forty years ago, treatment with psychopharmacological agents was widely considered nightmarish.

These are hypermodern lipvetsky.