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January 01, 2009
5.0 X 7.5 X 0.6 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author
Marc Augé is Director of Studies at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.
"Unsettling, elegantly written and illuminating: essential reading for anyone seeking to understand our supermodern condition."--PD Smith, Guardian "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 Augé has become their anthropologist, and has written a timely and original book."--Patrick Wright "It is indeed very seldom that one finds it difficult to put down a book because of the intellectual excitement it generates. Augé's Non-Places is such a book--a powerful message, modestly delivered, which stands out as a unique and refreshing anthropological voice."--Current Anthropology