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

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

by Pico Iyer
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The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home by Pico Iyer

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679776116
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Series: Vintage Departures Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 360,180
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Pico Iyer is the author of five previous books, including Video Night in Kathmandu and The Lady and the Monk. He lives in suburban Japan.

Hometown:

Japan

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England, UK

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