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Airplane mode : an irreverent history of travel / Shahnaz Habib.

Author/creator Habib, Shahnaz author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Catapult edition.
Publication Info New York : Catapult, 2023.
Copyright Notice ©2023
Description273 pages ; 22 cm
Abstract "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 265-273).
Genre/formTravel writing.
Genre/formRécits de voyages.
ISBN9781646220151 (hardcover)
ISBN1646220153 (hardcover)

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