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A provocative study of the ‘non-space’ which defines our age’s love for excess of information and space.
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.
Originally published in French as Non-lieux: Introduction á une anthropologie de la surmodenité, Editions de Seuil, 1992
Translated by John Howe
Publisher Verso, 1995
ISBN 1859840515, 9781859840511
Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity (English, trans. John Howe, 1995, updated on 2014-3-20)
Los no lugares: Espacios del anonimato: Una antropología de la sobremodernidad (Spanish, trans. Margarita Mizraji, 2000)
Nemjesta: Uvod u moguću antropologiju supermoderniteta (Croatian, trans. Vlatka Valentić, 2002)