Nicht Orte

Author: Marc Augé
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406605680
Release Date: 2010
Genre:


Non lieux

Author: Marc Augé
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1859840515
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Social Science

An ever-increasing proportion of our lives is spent in supermarkets, airports and hotels, on motorways or in front of TVs, computer 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 supermodernity to describe the logic of these late-capitalist phenomena a logic of excessive information and excessive space. In this fascinating and lucid essay he seeks to establish and intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity. Starting with an attempt to disentangle anthropology from history, Auge goes on to map the distinction between place, encrusted with historical monuments and creative social life, and non-place, to which individuals are connected in a uniform manner and where no organic social life is possible. Unlike Baudelairean modernity, where old and new are interwoven, supermodernity is self-contained- from the motorway or aircraft, local or exotic particularities are presented two-dimensionally as a sort of theme-park spectacle. Auge does not suggest that supermodernity is all-encompassing- place still exist outside non-place and tend to reconstitute themselves inside it. But he argues powerfully that we are in transit through non-place for more and more of our time, as if between immense parentheses, and concludes that this new form of solitude should become the subject of an anthropology of its own.

Die Formen des Vergessens

Author: Marc Augé
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783882214130
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Philosophy

Vergessen und Erinnern bedingen einander. Augé unterscheidet im Verlauf der Geschichte und im Leben des Individuums drei Formen des Vergessens. Davon ausgehend zeigt er, welche Möglichkeiten der Gegenwärtigkeit im Vergessen liegen, und weist Wege zu einem glücklichen Leben im Hier und Jetzt. Von Marc Augé sind bei Matthes & Seitz Berlin bisher folgende Bücher erschienen: "Das Pariser Bistro", "Die illusorische Gemeinschaft".

Lob des Fahrrads

Author: Marc Augé
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406690297
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Science

Radfahrer sind die neuen Flaneure, mit der Nase im Wind erfreuen sie sich am Duft der Kastanienbäume. Unbemerkt gleiten sie in eine poetische Geographie und stellen verwundert fest, dass die Stadt dazu da ist, angeschaut zu werden. Nicht nur in Kopenhagen und Amsterdam, auch in Frankfurt und Paris prägt das Fahrrad wieder das Straßenbild. Fasziniert beobachtet der Ethnologe Marc Augé die Auswirkungen dieser veritablen Fahrradrevolution. Er beschwört das freiheitstrunkene Glück des Kindes, das in die Pedale tretend die Kraft seines Körpers spürt. Wehmütig denkt er zurück an die heroischen Tage der Tour de France, als Radrennen Volkskult war. Und er blickt voller Enthusiasmus auf die Chancen der weltweiten Fahrradbewegung. Feinsinnig preist Augé eine ganz reale Utopie: den Humanismus des Radfahrens.

Helden

Author: Franco »Bifo« Berardi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783957573025
Release Date: 2016-04-25
Genre: Philosophy

Von der Columbine High School bis zum Batman-Kino-Massaker in Aurora, Amokläufe sind in den letzen Jahren zu einer grausigen Routine geworden. Hinzu treten scheinbar ideologisch oder religiös motivierte Massenmorde wie die von Anders Breivik oder islamistischer Terrorkommandos. All diese Wahnsinnstaten faszinieren und verstören und lassen uns letztlich ratlos zurück. Franco »Bifo« Berardi nähert sich diesen Abgründen der Gegenwart mit detektivischer Akribie: Er erstellt Fallstudien, liest die Manifeste der Attentäter und analysiert die Gemeinsamkeiten im Drang zum zerstörerischen Selbstmord. Entgegen individueller Dämonisierungen gelingt es ihm, die Schreckenstaten als epidemisches Phänomen zu deuten. In ihrer Rache an der Gesellschaft treiben die Täter das gesellschaftliche Prinzip des ›Survival of the fittest‹ auf die Spitze: Man kann nur noch gewinnen, wenn man andere Leben zerstört. So beweisen sie sich zumindest einmal in ihrem Leben, die Geschicke der Welt zu lenken, Herr übers eigene Dasein, eben Helden zu sein.

The Future

Author: Marc Augé
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1781685665
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Social Science

For Marc Augé, best-selling author of Non-Places, the prevailing idea of "the Future" rests on our present fears of the contemporary world. It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it is also where we project our personal and apocalyptic anxieties. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Augé finds ways to separate the future from our eternal, terrified present and liberates the mind to allow it to conceptualize our possible futures afresh.

Die Gabe

Author: Lewis Hyde
Publisher:
ISBN: 3100318404
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Art and society


The Future

Author: Marc Auge
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781781685686
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Social Science

For Marc Augé, best-selling author of Non-Places, the prevailing idea of “the Future” rests on our present fears of the contemporary world. It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it is also where we project our personal and apocalyptic anxieties. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Augé finds ways to separate the future from our eternal, terrified present and liberates the mind to allow it to conceptualize our possible futures afresh. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Die Besessenen

Author: Elif Batuman
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 9783036991184
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Warum bloß bleibt Hans Castorp in Thomas Manns Zauberberg sieben Jahre im Sanatorium, obwohl er selbst keine Tuberkulose hat? Natürlich geht es um die Liebe. Und um die Liebe dreht sich auch alles in »Die Besessenen«. Elif Batuman erzählt von ihrer großen Bewunderung für die klassischen russischen Autoren und tut dies auf eine so kluge und berührende Weise, dass man bald selbst vor Begeisterung sprüht. Dabei liest sie niemals, ohne nicht gleichzeitig mit einem Auge auf ihr Leben und die Menschen um sie herum zu schielen. Wie Don Quixote zieht sie aus, um in der Welt etwas über die Literatur zu erfahren und in den Büchern etwas über die Welt. Batuman schreibt dabei mit so viel schillernder Raffinesse, dass am Ende keine Literaturwissenschaft entsteht, sondern Literatur.

Everyone Dies Young

Author: Marc Augé
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231541596
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Genre: Literary Collections

"We are awash in time, savoring a few moments of it; we project ourselves into it, reinvent it, play with it; we take our time or let it slip away: it is the raw material of our imagination. Age, on the other hand, is the detailed account of the days that pass, the one-way view of the years whose total sum when set forth can stupefy us. Age wedges each of us between a date of birth that, at least in the West, we know for certain and an expiration date that, as a general rule, we would like to defer. Time is a freedom, age a constraint." Marc Augé remembers his beloved childhood cat, who seemed to grow wise with age, though her essential nature remained unchanged. He considers our belief that objects mature, when it is our perception of them that evolves over time. He wonders why public demonstrations of affection between the elderly make the young so uncomfortable and why we torture ourselves with regret at what might have been. Time can be liberating, he finds; it is a resource we can squander or relish. Yet age is a burden, bound by our personal and cultural neuroses. With an ethnologist's understanding of construct and practice, Augé isolates age from the development of consciousness, desire, and representations of the self. In bold, eye-opening strokes, he casts age as a physical marker and treats one's youthful approach to the world as the true measure of life's value.

Langweilige Postkarten

Author: Martin Parr
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105120004663
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Magnum photographer Martin Parr is a key figure in the worlds of photography and contemporary art. He has been an avid postcard collector for twenty years and in Langweilige Postkarten he presents the pride of his 'boring' collection: 160 postcards from Germany that take you on a daringly dull tour of its autobahns, airports, hotels, factories, shops, border posts, tower blocks and new towns.Presented without commentary or introduction of any kind, and with the original captions, the postcards are allowed to speak for themselves. They were all made before German reunification and provide fascinating and hilarious insights into German social and architectural values between the 1950s and 1980s. The two nations' special relationship with concrete and the functional modernist block is nostalgically and repetitiously celebrated in postcard after postcard, and the volume provides a revealing context for consideration of the work of contemporary German art and landscape photographers.

Theorizing Visual Studies

Author: James Elkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415877930
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

This forward-thinking collection brings together over sixty essays that invoke images to summon, interpret, and argue with visual studies and its neighboring fields such as art history, media studies, visual anthropology, critical theory, cultural studies, and aesthetics. The product of a multi-year collaboration between graduate students from around the world, spearheaded by James Elkins, this one-of-a-kind anthology is a truly international, interdisciplinary point of entry into cutting-edge visual studies research. The book is fluid in relation to disciplines; it is frequently inventive in relation to guiding theories; it is unpredictable in its allegiance and interest in the past of the discipline—reflecting the ongoing growth of visual studies.