The Global Soul by Pico Iyer

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

By Pico Iyer
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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.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780679776116
ISBN-10
0679776117
Weight
240g
Dimensions
144mm x 202mm