Non-Places

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Augé explores the distinction between place, encrusted with historical meaning and creative of social life, and non-place, to which individuals are connected in a uniform manner and where no organic social life is possible.

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An 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 Augé calls “non-space” results in a profound alteration of awareness: something we perceive, but only in a partial and incoherent manner. Augé 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.

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Weight 0.125 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 1 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

98

Language

English

Edition

2nd edition

Dewey

306.01 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K