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Airplane mode : an irreverent history of travel

Habib, Shahnaz (author.).

Summary: "The color of one's skin and passport have long dictated the conditions of travel. For Shahnaz Habib, travel and travel writing have always been complicated pleasures. Habib threads the history of travel with her personal story as a child on family vacations in India, an adult curious about the world, and an immigrant for whom roundtrips are an annual fact of life. Tracing the power dynamics that underlie tourism, this ... debut parses who gets to travel, and who gets to write about the experience. Threaded through the book are ... analyses of obvious and not-so-obvious travel artifacts: passports, carousels, bougainvilleas, guidebooks, trains, the idea of wanderlust itself. Together, they tell a subversive history of travel as a Euro-American mode of consumerism--but as any traveler knows, travel is more than that"--

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  • ISBN: 1646220153
  • ISBN: 9781646220151
  • Physical Description: 273 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Catapult edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Catapult, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-273).
Subject: Travel Political aspects
Travel Philosophy
Racism History
Travel Social aspects
Travel History
Habib, Shahnaz Travel
Genre: Travel writing.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
Abington Community Library 910 HABIB (Text) 50687011872051 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Albright Memorial Library 910 HABIB (Text) 50686016390580 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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