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Marc Auge - Author

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Books by Marc Auge

In Praise of the Bicycle

In Praise of the Bicycle

Author: Marc Auge Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2019

This is the French anthropologist as we've never heard him before: Marc Auge coined the term `non-place' to describe uniquitous, global airports, hotels and motorways filled with anonymous individuals. In this new book, he casts his anthropologist's eye on a subject close to his heart: cycling. In In Praise of the Bicycle, Auge takes us on a personal journey of his own, on a two-wheeled ride around our cities, and on a journey into ourselves. We all remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time and the joys of cycling. Here he reminds us that these memories are not just personal, but rooted in a time and a place, in a history that is shared with millions of others. Part memoir, part manifesto, Auge celebrates cycling as a way of reconnecting with the places in which we live, and, ultimately, as a necessary alternative to our disconnected world.

No Fixed Abode Ethnofiction

No Fixed Abode Ethnofiction

Author: Marc Auge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2019

In recent years, social workers have raised a new concern about the appearance of a new category among the working poor. Even employed, there are people so overburdened by the cost of living and so under compensated that they cannot afford a place to sleep. Contrary to popular opinion, according to the website for the Coalition for the Homeless, forty-four percent of the homeless in first world countries actually have jobs. In No Fixed Abode, Marc Auge's pathbreaking ethnofiction--a fictional ethnography--a man named Henri narrates his strange existence in the margins of Paris. By day he walks the streets, lingers in conversation with the local shopkeepers, and sits writing in cafes, but at night he takes shelter in an abandoned house. From here, we see a progressive erosion of Henri's identity, a loss of bearings, and a slow degeneration of his ability to relate to others. But then he meets the artist Dominique, whose willingness to share her life with him raises questions about who he has become and about what a person needs in order to be a part of society. This is a book about how we live in geographical space and how work and patterns of domicile affect our status and our inner being. Despite the apparent simplicity of the fictional premise, Auge's book asks serious questions about the nature of our culture.

Por una antropologia de la movilidad

Por una antropologia de la movilidad

Author: Marc Auge Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2018

Vision 3X es una coleccion con la que Gedisa celebra XXX anos dedicados a la edicion. Vision 3X se configura como una plataforma desde la cual un grupo de pensadores aportan su mirada personal sobre los hechos que han marcado nuestra cultura en los ultimos tres decenios. Los nmadas de los estudios etnolgicos clsicos poseen sentido del lugar y del territorio, del tiempo y del retorno. Este nomadismo es por tanto diferente del que metafricamente es utilizado para denominar la movilidad actual, "e;sobremoderna"e;, cuando "e;sobre"e; designa la sobreabundancia de causas que complica el anlisis de los efectos. La movilidad sobremoderna se expresa en los movimientos de poblacin, en la comunicacin general instantnea y en la circulacin de los productos, las imgenes y las informaciones. Esta movilidad sobremoderna se corresponde tambin con un cierto nmero de valores (desterritorializacin e individualismo) cuya imagen nos es proporcionada hoy por los deportistas de lite o los grandes artistas. La movilidad sobremoderna se corresponde adems, en gran medida, con la ideologa del sistema de la globalizacin, una ideologa de la apariencia, de la evidencia y del presente que tiene capacidad de recuperar a todos los que intentan analizarla o criticarla. Aqu se pretende presentar algunos de sus aspectos al examinar unas nociones claves : frontera, urbanizacin, migracin, viaje y utopa.

El porvenir de los terricolas

El porvenir de los terricolas

Author: Marc Auge Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2018

Abrumada por el imparable progreso tecnocientifico y decepcionada por las ideologias de nuestro tiempo, la humanidad parece haberse quedado hoy en dia sin un "e;faro"e; que ilumine su camino hacia el futuro. Vivimos en un eterno presente caracterizado por desigualdades crecientes, violencias extendidas y una fuerte regresion ideologica. Para definir esta condicin social y humana, Aug utiliza la expresin "e;prehistoria de la humanidad como sociedad planetaria"e;. Hemos entrado en una nueva era que se define por un desarrollo tecnolgico sin precedentes, pero tambin por los movimientos migratorios globales, las crisis econmica, poltica y ecolgica, as como la fuerte tensin entre la vida que se realiza en los no lugares (espacios de consumo, de trnsito y de comunicacin) y la necesidad de vivir en lugares reales, libres de relaciones virtuales. Con su fina capacidad de anlisis, Aug nos introduce en esta sugestiva crtica del presente y nos sita frente al reto de cmo escapar de este impasse e inaugurar una era diferente. Seremos capaces?

Das Pariser Bistro

Das Pariser Bistro

Author: Marc Auge Format: eBook Release Date: 19/08/2016

Morgens ein Cafe au lait, ein Croissant und dazu die aufgeschlagene Le Monde, abends angeregte Diskussionen uber Gott und die Welt bei einem Pastis: Wenn der Eiffelturm das architektonische Aushangeschild der Seine-Metropole ist, dann stehen die Pariser Bistros fur ihre Lebensart. In seiner personlichen Annaherung an die Eckcafes seiner Heimatstadt ergrundet der groe Anthropologe Marc Auge den magischen Reiz der Bistros und beobachtet das bunte Treiben um den Tresen. Dabei lasst er seine eigenen Erlebnisse wahrend der Studienzeit in den 50 er Jahren im Quartier Latin Revue passieren, wo er Simone de Beauvoir und Jean-Paul Sartre traf, beschreibt den Wandel der Beziehungen der Gaste parallel zum Wandel der Stadt und erzahlt mit liebevollem, aber immer ungetrubten Blick von seinem jahrelangen Stammbistro mit dem Wirt Francois, der Aushilfe Julie und den taglichen Besuchern, die mit dem Bistro alter werden. Eine leichtfuige Untersuchung und gleichzeitig eine ganz und gar unsentimentale Liebeserklarung - nicht nur an die Bistros, sondern an eine ganze Lebensart.

Die illusorische Gemeinschaft

Die illusorische Gemeinschaft

Author: Marc Auge Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2015

Die Welt wachst immer starker zusammen, gleichzeitig wollen die Menschen nicht darauf verzichten, sich der Zugehorigkeit zu einer Gemeinschaft zu versichern. In seinem brillanten diagnostischen Essay hinterfragt Marc Auge die Grundlagen von Gemeinschaft und stellt sie in einen kulturgeschichtlichen Rahmen, der Sinn und Unsinn der Grenzen zwischen Menschen beleuchtet: Eine Existenzberechtigung haben sie nur da, wo sie die Begegnung und den Austausch der Individuen fordern.

The Future

The Future

Author: Marc Auge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2014

For Marc Auge, the prevailing idea of the Future rests on our fears of the present. It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it's also where we project our personal and apocalyptic fears. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Auge finds ways to separate the future from our eternal, terrified present and develops a way of thinking about the future that is liberated from constricted concepts of time.

The Future

The Future

Author: Marc Auge Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2014

For Marc Auge, the prevailing idea of the Future rests on our fears of the present. It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it's also where we project our personal and apocalyptic fears. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Auge finds ways to separate the future from our eternal, terrified present and develops a way of thinking about the future that is liberated from constricted concepts of time.

Die Formen des Vergessens

Die Formen des Vergessens

Author: Marc Auge Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

Vergessen und Erinnern bedingen einander. Auge unterscheidet im Verlauf der Geschichte und im Leben des Individuums drei Formen des Vergessens. Davon ausgehend zeigt er, welche Moglichkeiten der Gegenwartigkeit im Vergessen liegen, und weist Wege zu einem glucklichen Leben im Hier und Jetzt. Von Marc Aug sind bei Matthes & Seitz Berlin bisher folgende Bcher erschienen: "e;Das Pariser Bistro"e;, "e;Die illusorische Gemeinschaft"e;.

Of Bridges & Borders

Of Bridges & Borders

Author: Marc Auge, Holzer Jenny, Reguillo Rossana Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2013

Casablanca Movies and Memory

Casablanca Movies and Memory

Author: Marc Auge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2009

Marc Auge was eleven or twelve years old when he first saw Casablanca. Made in 1942 but not released in France until 1947, the film had a profound effect on him. Like cinephiles everywhere, Auge was instantly drawn to Rick Blaine's mysterious past, his friendship with Sam and Captain Renault, and Ilsa's stirring, seductive beauty. The film-with its recurring scenes of waiting, menace, and flight-occupies a significant place in Auge's own memory of his uprooted childhood and the wartime exploits of his family. Marc Auge's elegant and thoughtful essay on film and the nature of both personal and collective memory contends that some of our most haunting memories are deeply embedded in the cinema. His own recollections of the hurried, often chaotic embarkations of his childhood, he writes, are become intertwined with scenes from Casablanca that have become bigger in his memory through repeated viewings in the movie houses of Paris's Latin Quarter. Seamlessly weaving together film criticism and memoir, Casablanca moves between Auge's insights into the filmgoing experience and his reflections on his own life, the collective trauma of France's wartime history, and how such events as the fall of Paris, the exodus of refugees, and the Occupation-all depicted in the film-were lived and are remembered.

Casablanca Movies and Memory

Casablanca Movies and Memory

Author: Marc Auge Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2009

Marc Auge was eleven or twelve years old when he first saw Casablanca. Made in 1942 but not released in France until 1947, the film had a profound effect on him. Like cinephiles everywhere, Auge was instantly drawn to Rick Blaine's mysterious past, his friendship with Sam and Captain Renault, and Ilsa's stirring, seductive beauty. The film-with its recurring scenes of waiting, menace, and flight-occupies a significant place in Auge's own memory of his uprooted childhood and the wartime exploits of his family. Marc Auge's elegant and thoughtful essay on film and the nature of both personal and collective memory contends that some of our most haunting memories are deeply embedded in the cinema. His own recollections of the hurried, often chaotic embarkations of his childhood, he writes, are become intertwined with scenes from Casablanca that have become bigger in his memory through repeated viewings in the movie houses of Paris's Latin Quarter. Seamlessly weaving together film criticism and memoir, Casablanca moves between Auge's insights into the filmgoing experience and his reflections on his own life, the collective trauma of France's wartime history, and how such events as the fall of Paris, the exodus of refugees, and the Occupation-all depicted in the film-were lived and are remembered.

Journey Apart: Inside and Outside Airports

Journey Apart: Inside and Outside Airports

Author: Marc Auge Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2009

This book is inspired by the experience of those who, usually for professional reasons, have to continually travel by air from one city, country or continent to another. Dubbed 'frequent flyers' by the airline companies, these seasoned travellers face journeys that are profoundly different from those who only occasionally go by plane. The photographs have been taken by Francesco Cianciotta, a manager in a multinational company who also belongs to the world of corporate travellers. When flying for work, he shares with other experienced passengers the haste of the journeys, the boredom of the queues at passport control, the time spent waiting for flights, the disorientation caused by jet lag and fleeting encounters in the cafeterias.

Non-Places An Introduction to Supermodernity

Non-Places An Introduction to Supermodernity

Author: Marc Auge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

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 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.

The World of the Anthropologist

The World of the Anthropologist

Author: Marc Auge, Jean-Paul Colleyn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2006

Anthropology is changing. Traditionally seen as the comparative study of cultural diversity, Anthropology now faces an increasingly globalised world, a world in which societies are not discrete or unique but are all, to some degree, connected. The role of the anthropologist is now less the comparative study of specific cultures than the study of the flow of goods, persons and ideas in the contemporary world. The World of the Anthropologist is a guide to this changing world, revealing what Anthropology is today and what anthropologists do now. The book explains what remains of a traditional Anthropology - such as the anthropological construction of kinship, politics, religion and economics as well as the continuing centrality of fieldwork - and also explores the newer territory which Anthropology is studying, such as performance, science, sexuality, media, ethics, and visual culture. Clearly explaining the key ideas and methods which underpin the subject - from fieldwork through to the construction of knowledge itself - The World of the Anthropologist offers a fascinating insight into and overview of Anthropology today.

The World of the Anthropologist

The World of the Anthropologist

Author: Marc Auge, Jean-Paul Colleyn Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2006

Anthropology is changing. Traditionally seen as the comparative study of cultural diversity, Anthropology now faces an increasingly globalised world, a world in which societies are not discrete or unique but are all, to some degree, connected. The role of the anthropologist is now less the comparative study of specific cultures than the study of the flow of goods, persons and ideas in the contemporary world. The World of the Anthropologist is a guide to this changing world, revealing what Anthropology is today and what anthropologists do now. The book explains what remains of a traditional Anthropology - such as the anthropological construction of kinship, politics, religion and economics as well as the continuing centrality of fieldwork - and also explores the newer territory which Anthropology is studying, such as performance, science, sexuality, media, ethics, and visual culture. Clearly explaining the key ideas and methods which underpin the subject - from fieldwork through to the construction of knowledge itself - The World of the Anthropologist offers a fascinating insight into and overview of Anthropology today.