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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 8 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Non-places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity (Paperback)
This is a terrible essay. First of all, it is badly translated. Then, the content is rather poor. M. Auge accumulates quotes and never discusses authors' thoughts. At the rate of 3 reference per page, he has no space to develop them, and summarizes so primitively the authors' work that the reader can learn nothing from it. After 50 pages it seems like a catalogue of name dropping instead of a real essay with a subject of its own.
This book has no interest. It is superficial and refers to thinkers from the 70's, without even updating the research in the field. I don't understand how it can be a 'Second Edition'. Reading a dictionary about sociology would certainly be more useful and give exactly the same patchwork effect.
What a loss of time! Non-places? Non-book too.
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