Airportness: The Nature of Flight

Airportness: The Nature of Flight

by Christopher Schaberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501325694
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/21/2017
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Christopher Schaberg is Associate Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Loyola University New Orleans, USA, where he teaches courses on contemporary literature and nonfiction, cultural studies, and environmental theory. He is the author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2013) and The End of Airports (2015) and co-editor of Deconstructing Brad Pitt (2014). He is series co-editor (with Ian Bogost) of Bloomsbury's Object Lessons.

Table of Contents

1. Preflight
2. Ride to the Airport
3. Curbside
4. Boarding Pass
5. Security
6. Walk to the Gate
7. People Watching
8. Attack
9. Waiting
10. Workers
11. Art
12. Gate Change
13. Gate Lice
14. Fishing Shirts
15. Runway
16. Holding
17. Takeoff
18. Window Seat
19. Sunrise
20. Armrests
21. New Planes
22. Airplane Reading I
23. Consider the Lavatory
24. Snacking
25. Initial Descent
26. Connection
27. Play
28. Sparrows
29. Twitter
30. Breakfast
31. 747
32. Colin Farrell
33. In-flight Entertainment I: Somewhere
34. In-flight Entertainment II: The Force Awakens
35. Airplane Reading II
36. Plane Sighting
37. Higher Still
38. Entanglements
39. In-flight Entertainment III: United 93
40. Old Planes
41. Gender
42. Water Landing
43. Arrival
44. Destination
45. Baggage
46. Exit
47. Home

Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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