Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home

Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home

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Title: Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home
Author: Iyer, Pico
ISBN: 9780679776116
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 2001
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Fair
Dampstained. Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarante

B 1281728

Publisher Description:
From the acclaimed author of Video Nights in Kathmandu comes this intriguing new book that deciphers the cultural ramifications of globalization and the rising tide of worldwide displacement.

Beginning in Los Angeles International Airport, where town life--shops, services, sociability--is available without a town, Pico Iyer takes us on a tour of the transnational village our world has become. From Hong Kong, where people actually live in self-contained hotels, to Atlanta's Olympic Village, which seems to inadvertently commemorate a sort of corporate universalism, to Japan, where in the midst of alien surfaces his apartment building is called The Memphis, Iyer ponders what the word home can possibly mean in a world whose face is blurred by its cultural fusion and its alarmingly rapid rate of change.