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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Consume now, travel, enjoy, renounce nothing: Gustav Larsson rated it really liked it Sep 19, But there are now signs – argues Gilles Lipovetsky, one of the most original social th The term ‘postmodernity’ has lipovetzky used to describe that historical transformation of the late 20th century fimes the institutional breaks holding back individual emancipation disintegrated, thereby giving rise to the full expression of individual desires and the quest for self-fulfilment.

Hypermodernity is a society characterized by movement, fluidity and flexibility, distanced more than ever from the great structuring principles of modernity. The second modernity, or hypermodernity, commenced aroundsays Lipovetsky, when advances in production met post war and Depression cravings for gratification.

Not so autonomous as he claims. In the essay, GL proposes his theory of post-post-modernism, or hypermodernity. In the hypermodern culture, psychiatric knowledge and tools are suddenly indispensable for people who struggle to use their minds just as their bodies.

Published April 22nd by Polity Press first published Organisations with postmodern and hypermodern characteristics seem faster and better at sensing the trend towards an overarching consumer mentality. Even the older liberal humanist framework of the secular Enlightenment has fallen to this accelerated future, a realm where the individual is thrown back on commodity nihilism and corporate performativity. Temptation and seduction rule our night lives: In fact, paradox is one of the most eye-catching aspects of hypermodernity.


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A typical hypermodern organisational paradox is that organisations have to be open and flexible but at the same time should carefully manage and control their internal and external environment in order to reach their goals for example to earn a profit and to increase employment.

Happy times of a mythic past were now promised for the future as aspiration, and the present was one of endless progress. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Preview — Hypermodern Times by Gilles Lipovetsky. Le retour du religieux explique ces nouveaux temps difficiles.

Henrik Anckarsäter: “Hypermodern times” by Gilles Lipovetsky and psychiatry

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Would you like to change to the site? The old rules are lost, but new ways evolve. Email required Address never made public. Rubi rated it really liked it Apr 02, After all, there is very little evidence that psychiatry is improving either general mental health, well-being or the outcome for patients.


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Livia rated it really liked it Oct 08, Eduardo Omine rated it really liked it Feb 18, Frequency based on scale points We are free to choose our own paths, and free gilkes 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.

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Organisations have to adapt their structure, activities and their strategic communication to cope with an ever-changing environment. What he describes resonates as This is a very well-balanced tikes 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.

Meanwhile, the management of organisations is constantly confronted with all kinds of hypermodefn interests and opinions, not only outside the organisation but also inside by their hypermodern employees.

Tony Ocampo rated it really liked it Apr 13, Hypermodern culture is full of paradoxes.