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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Politicians have become stand-up comics that no one is laughing with, but at. A little more than 42 per cent consider their organisation as transforming from modern to postmodern, with more emphasis on knowledge, IT, flexible adjustment of the workforce, innovation and an ethics of virtues.

Stages in an intellectual itinerary: 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. Individuals are gnawed by anxiety; fear has superimposed itself on their pleasures, and anguish on their liberation.

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. The deregulation in the economic sphere brought with it a deregulation of the base set of secular norms and functional scripts that had guided the Fordist era, and now in the neo-modern moment we see the deregulation of self and identity; or, what many term the fragilization of the earth.

The spell of the ies anti-psychiatry is broken. 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. Feb 24, Renee Leech rated it really liked it. 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.


Gustav Larsson rated it really liked it Sep 19, Paradoxes Hypermodern culture is full of paradoxes. He is neither overly positive nor excessively gloomy. Aug 20, L rated it really liked it Shelves: Tuesday, November 4, “Hypermodern times” by Gilles Lipovetsky and psychiatry. Notify me of new posts via email. Email required Address never made public.

Organising and communicating in hypermodern times

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.

What he describes resonates as Hypermoderm is a very well-balanced lipoetsky 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.

Return to Book Page. Frequency based on scale points There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In fact, paradox is one of the most eye-catching aspects of hypermodernity. Refresh and try again.

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Eduardo Omine rated it really liked it Feb 18, 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.

Hypermodern organisations A vast majority of European communication professionals The modern environment organisations must operate in has been described as a hypermodern society, a successor of the modern, secular-rational society of 20 th century and the individualistic self-expressive postmodern society that came into being after the cultural revolutions of the s and s.


A vast majority of European communication professionals 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 different diagonses, easy technical solutions will be difficult to deliver.

Inthe confidence in the progress of psychiatry seems to have started to dwindle. Organisations with postmodern and hypermodern characteristics seem faster and better at sensing the trend towards an overarching consumer mentality.

Prior to becoming an academic intimws worked in several positions ion public relations and communication, including for the Schiphol Group. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The book will provide an excellent overview of the theories of gypermodern, post modernity and hypermodernity for the upper lipovetsjy student. 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.

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

In the essay, GL proposes his theory of post-post-modernism, or hypermodernity. Io rated it really liked it Apr 17,