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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Adrien Colliard rated it really liked it May 28, Refresh and try again. Both past and future were dismissed, making our perpetual present of positive experience the priority.

The three parts together make for one cohesive package. Dilettantischer DienstagEnglishGilles Lipovetskyhypermodern timeshypermodernismmodernismpsychiatrypsychopharmacology.

Whereas postmodernism was a wonderful sigh of happy relief from societal constraints and also an opening of the world after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union, the happy shouts of “Freedom! Sometimes he makes sweeping generalizations to which he provides no foundation, but most of the time he provides examples that make this book a mirror to hypermodern society. Hypermodern organisations A vast majority of European communication professionals Is this an early sign that hypermodernism is not really all there is to our future?

Organising and communicating in hypermodern times | Communication Director

To what extent does your organisation golles communicate in the following current societal debates? 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.


In the hypermodern culture, psychiatric knowledge and tools are suddenly indispensable for people who struggle to use their minds just as their bodies. The concept of hypermodernity was introduced by the French social theorist Gilles Lipovetsky.

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. 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 gimes institutional breaks holding back individual emancipation disintegrated, thereby giving rise to the full expression of individual tkmes and the quest for self-fulfilment.

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.

See figure 2 for an overview. The three parts together open a window into the mind of one of today’s most interesting thinkers.

Hypermodern Times

Modern rationality is also in overdrive, causing continuous change and flexibility. Want to Read saving…. Ana Rocha rated it really liked it Jun 27, Jan Martinek rated it really liked it Mar 29, Lists with Glles Book.

Ivana rated it really liked it Jan 08, Prior to becoming an academic inhe worked in several positions ion public relations and communication, including for the Schiphol Group. We are identifying with them, revising them, and choosing them. The communication function plays an important role in helping the organisation to adapt to a hypermodern society.


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Hypermodern Times by Lipovetsky, Gilles; Charles, Sebastien

Skip to main content. Gerardo rated it really liked it May 01, Yet the need for security and predictability is ever-increasing.

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Organising and communicating in hypermodern times

Hypermodern culture is full of paradoxes. A hypermodern society is a society in overdrive, characterised by a culture of hyper consumption, hyper change and hyper individualism. Lipovetsky has continued to write on topics such as modernity, globalization, consumerism, modern culture, markets, feminism, fashion, and media, but they have the common thread of individualism One hundred years since the Romanov murders One hundred years have gillfs passed since the Bolshevik regime in what was to become the Soviet union decided to kill all members of the Roma The predominant emotional chord is described like this: