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    DescriptionAn 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 Auge calls 'non-space' results in a profound alteration of awareness: something we perceive, but only in a partial and incoherent manner. Auge uses the concept of 'super modernity' to describe a situation of excessive information and excessive space. In this fascinating essay, now re-issued with a new introduction, he seeks to establish an intellectual framework for an anthropology of super modernity modernity.

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    An Introduction to Supermodernity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marc Auge, Translated by John Howe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 122
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844673117
    ISBN 10: 1844673111

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    DC22: 306
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026030
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    Abridged Dewey: 307
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GN345 .A92513 2008
    Thema V1.0: JHM
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    05 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    MARC AUGE is Director of Studies at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales in Paris.
    Review quote
    "Shopping malls, motorways, airport lounges - we are all familiar with these curious spaces which are both everywhere and nowhere. But only now do we have a coherent analysis of their far-reaching effects on public and private experience. Marc Auge has become their anthropologist, and has written a timely and original book." Patrick Wright, author of The Village That Died for England."