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The concept of non-place arises out of a particular set of dialogues relating to the relationship mobility plays in the organization and perception of space in modernity. Non-place is not a location, rather it is a mode of moving through space that privileges certain aspects of the relationship of gaze and landscape, consequently reorganizing the social relationship the individual has with place. It has become an important concept in urban studies, sociology, and cultural studies as people's lives are increasingly experienced in transit. Some have argued that the increased mobility of the globalizing world has led to a new super-modernity, in which sociality is no longer organic, deriving from lived historical relationships with place; rather, it is solitary and contractual and often wordless.

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