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The textual life of airports

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This is a book about airport stories.a It is about common narratives of airports that circulate in everyday life, and about the secret stories of airportsuthe strange or hidden narratives that do not always fit into standard ideas of these in-between places. Tales of near disaster, endless delays, dramatic weather shifts, a lost bag that suddenly appearsusuch stories are familiar accounts of a place that seems to thrive on and recycle its own mythologies. a The Textual Life of Airportsshows how airports demand to be read.a Working at the intersection of literary studies and cultural theory, Schaberg tracks airport stories in American literature, as well as in a range of visual texts (film, airport art, magazine illustrations).a It accounts for how airports appear in literature throughout the twentieth-century, while also examining the influx of airport figures in markedly post-9/11 literature and culture. These literary and cultural representations work together to form "the textual life of airports."

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Author(s):
Christopher Schaberg
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
155mm x 227mm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1441175210
ISBN-13:
9781441175212
Number of pages:
177
Publisher:
Continuum
Title:
The Textual Life of Airports

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This is a book about airport stories.a It is about common narratives of airports that circulate in everyday life, and about the secret stories of airportsuthe strange or hidden narratives that do not always fit into standard ideas of these in-between places. Tales of near disaster, endless delays, dramatic weather shifts, a lost bag that suddenly appearsusuch stories are familiar accounts of a place that seems to thrive on and recycle its own mythologies. a The Textual Life of Airportsshows how airports demand to be read.a Working at the intersection of literary studies and cultural theory, Schaberg tracks airport stories in American literature, as well as in a range of visual texts (film, airport art, magazine illustrations).a It accounts for how airports appear in literature throughout the twentieth-century, while also examining the influx of airport figures in markedly post-9/11 literature and culture. These literary and cultural representations work together to form "the textual life of airports."

Author(s):
Christopher Schaberg
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
155mm x 227mm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1441175210
ISBN-13:
9781441175212
Number of pages:
177
Publisher:
Continuum
Title:
The Textual Life of Airports

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