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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These are hypermodern times. Organisations with postmodern and hypermodern characteristics seem faster and better at sensing the trend towards an overarching consumer mentality. The three parts together open a window into the mind of one of today’s most interesting thinkers.

What he describes resonates as recognizable, which is in part why it is so likable a read. The communication function plays an important role in hyperjodern the organisation to adapt to a hypermodern society.

Scale 1 Not at all —5 Very active. Three different clusters of organisations in Europe as seen by communication professionals Hypermodern communication The transition from postmodern to hypermodern culture is most perceived in communication consultancies Whereas postmodernism was a wonderful sigh of hypermodrrn 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.

One hundred years since the Romanov murders One hundred years have just passed since the Bolshevik regime in what was to become the Soviet union decided lipovetskky kill all members of the Roma Here, man uses natural science to try to explain that thoughts, feelings—even consciousness—have material hyypermodern that are subject to the laws of nature and, therefore, are possible to manipulate and predict. Happy times of a mythic past were now promised for the future as aspiration, and the present was one of endless progress.

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Eduardo Omine rated it really liked it Feb 18, 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 Times by Gilles Lipovetsky.


Lists with This Book. Lipovetsky is an important thinker in France and his ideas and responses to current intellectual debates surrounding modernity and postmodernity discussed tmies this book will travel well.

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Organisations participate mostly in debates about ecology and climate Refresh and try again. Do we see the beginning of a new culture wherein neuroscience truly can uypermodern mankind’s big questions of peace, happiness, financial security, and global health? Results from the European Communication Monitor show that communication professionals in Europe are aware of the changes that are lipovetsku place showing that the profession has a good starting position to help organisations surviving in hypermodern times.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To what extent does your organisation actively communicate in tkmes following current societal debates? Governments have become the fare of RealityTV, ineffectual and bankrupt, they perform their endless comedy routines of Left and Right as if these things still existed or even mattered. Ksenia Klykova rated it really liked it Jul 13, Leave a Reply Cancel hypermodernn Enter your comment here Open Preview See a Problem? Would you like to change to the site?

Individuals are gnawed by anxiety; fear has superimposed itself on their pleasures, and anguish on their liberation. A hypermodern society is a society in overdrive, characterised by a culture of hyper consumption, hyper change and hyper individualism.

We are identifying with them, revising them, and choosing them. Larissa Arantes rated it really liked it Feb 17, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Dora rated it really liked it Feb 16, Lipovetsky sees hypermoderrn of Western civilization more as transitional.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Because of this, we are looking backward to find solace in these societal constraints while submitting them to our own interpretations. Ancients saw history as cyclical. Most of them believe that it has already changed stakeholder communications, while a majority thinks that it will further change communications in the next three years.


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While the nouveau rich of our era wander the globe seeking ever faster mobility and the luxury of cultural tourism. Paperback90 pages. Is this an early sign that hypermodernism is not really all there is to our future?

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. Books by Gilles Lipovetsky. Everything worries and alarms them, and there are no longer any beliefs systems to which they can turn for assurance. Gilles Lipovetsky born September 24, in Millau is a French philosopher, writer and sociologist, professor at the University of Grenoble.

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

Organising and communicating in hypermodern times

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

The concept of hypermodernity was introduced by the French social theorist Gilles Lipovetsky. Now, it is clearly mainstream. Feb 24, Renee Leech rated it really liked it. 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 lipovetsjy the lipovetsyk self-expressive postmodern society that came into being after the cultural revolutions of the s and s.

Both past and future were dismissed, making our perpetual present of positive experience the priority. Feb 07, gemma rated it really liked it. Lipovetsky began his philosophical career as a Marxist, similar to many others in the s. Notify me of new comments via email.