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Spatial EcologiesUrban Sites, State and World-Space in French Cultural Theory$
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Verena Andermatt Conley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317545

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317217

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Marc Augé: Non-Places

Marc Augé: Non-Places

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Spatial Ecologies
Liverpool University Press

This chapter addresses Marc Augé's realm of non–places. Non–places are the very sites that define what Augé calls supermodernity. He believes that supermodernity corresponds to an emptying of consciousness. He reflects on how place and singularity may still be possible in the global era in his first official novel, La mère d'Arthur. This novel is the very space Augé invents from the descriptions of the non–place. This chapter shows that Augé prefers not to divine the future of the non–place. His legacy of premonition is a logically real and vital place.

Keywords:   non–places, Marc Augé, supermodernity, La mère d'Arthur, place, singularity

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