For forty years we have spoken of ‘postmodernity’. But who has really grasped the implications this holds for us as individuals? Who has equated it with the emergence of a fundamentally different human being? Relativising reason according to feeling and emotion, relinquishing his status as ‘individual’ to make way for a pluralistic nature, neglecting his civic duty to devote more time to his tribe, the postmodern man abandons almost everything his predecessor held dear.
Journalist Brice Perrier asked Michel Maffesoli and his team of researchers to create a portrait of this new human being to help us think beyond the now outdated intellectual mindsets of modernity. The result: L’Homme Postmoderne. With contributions from CeaQ researchers Émilie Coutant, Aurélien Fouillet, Stéphane Hugon, Philippe Joron, Raphaël Josset, Anthony Mahé, Thierry Mathé, Yves Mirande, Gaspard Nuiter, Olivier Sirost, Hélène Strohl, and Secessio editors Fabio La Rocca and Vincenzo Susca, this book maps out the landscape of the contemporary social world, helping up to understand who we are now. Francophone readers can download the introductory chapter in PDF form here.