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 AugAc calls qnon-spaceq results in a profound alteration of awareness: something we perceive, but only in a partial and incoherent manner. AugAc uses the concept of qsupermodernityq 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.As an increasing proportion of our lives is spent in supermarkets, airports, hotels, on motor-ways, or in front of TV and computer screens, Auge investigates the profound alteration that has resulted from this invasion of non-places.
|Publisher||:||Verso - 1995|