Augé, M. (2012). Não lugares: introdução a uma antropologia da sobremodernidade
In Não lugares: introdução a uma antropologia da sobremodernidade, written by Marc Augé, the concept of non-places is introduced to explain transitory places that do not have enough meaning to be defined as a “place”. For example, a hotel room, an airport, a shopping, a train station, the supermarket…
This book has profound relevance in urban anthropology, performing arts, and space studies (architecture and urbanism). Along Não Lugares pages, the author presents his idea that in postmodernity, urban anthropology and sociology faced themselves with new postmodern urban spaces that justify new methodological approaches.
Based on this, the author proposes new conceptual categories that aim to explain the complexity of daily life and social organization in these postmodern urban spaces.