Cinematic Heroin and Narcotic Modernity

Boothroyd, David (2007) Cinematic Heroin and Narcotic Modernity. In: Ahrens, Rudiger and Stierstorfer, Klaus, eds. Symbolism: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics. AMS Press Inc., New York, pp. 7-28. ISBN 978-0404635671. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

This article draws on Deleuze's thinking of the image to develop a materialist aesthetic of the heroin film and explores the continuuum between the phenomenon of heroin and the images ordinarily held to variously represent it. As an alternative to understanding cinema on the basis of 'representation', it appeals to the deleuzian idea of the whole (Le Tout)as 'metacinema' to expose how the modernity of narcotics (in aprticulat heroin) is charcaterized by extensive 'narcotic effects' which are discernible and felt throughout modern culture and society across a range of cultural forms.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: David Boothroyd
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2008 14:45
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 09:28
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11883 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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