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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Jet lag is a momentary condition resulting from the human body and its inner clock being pitched against the time-leaping effects of modern aviation. But more than that, it is a situation that explains time, technology, and the human body. Jet lag epitomizes the accelerated world we live in. It makes the speed and discomfort of globalization tangible on a personal level.

Tracing physiological, temporal, technological, and cultural meanings, Christopher J. Lee's Jet Lag ponders our intrinsic human limits in the face of modern innovation, revealing the latent costs of global cosmopolitanism today.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501323225
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/07/2017
Series: Object Lessons
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,185,900
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christopher J. Lee is Associate Professor of History at Lafayette College, USA. He has published four previous books and travels frequently.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Esperanto of Jet Lag
1. The Romantic Machine
2. Babel's Clock
3. Circadian Rhythm and Blues
4. Heaven Up Here
Conclusion: Jet Lag as a Way of Life
List of Illustrations

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