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How do non-places affect our identities?

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Non–Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity (1995) introduces readers to a curious notion of spatiality, wherein Marc AugĂ© describes non-places – spaces where interactions, existences and experiences are regarded as temporary and unreal. This article aims to interrogate the subtleties and loci of such non-places to better understand how they affect or alter the identities of people submerged within them. In considering the notion of non-place, this article establishes boundaries between simulated spaces and non-places, and further discusses the possibilities within such places offered by psychogeographic mapping and geosemiotics.

Keywords: geosemiotics; hyperreality; identity; non-places; psychogeography; simulated spaces; supermodernity

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of the Arts London

Publication date: September 1, 2018

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