Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural studies of high modernity

Boothroyd, C. (2006) Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural studies of high modernity. Manchester University Press, UK, 240 pp. ISBN 0719055989 hardback/ 0719055997 paperback. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This work addresses themes such as the nature of consciousness, language and the body, alienation, selfhood, the image and virtuality, the nature/culture dyad and everyday life - as these are expressed in key figures such as freud, Benjamin, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze and Guattari. It argues that the ideas and concepts by which modernity has attained its measure of self-understanding are themselves the products of encounters with drugs and their effcets. In each case the reader is directed to the points at which drugs figure in the formulations of 'high theory', and it is revealed how such thinking is never itself a drug-free zone.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Drugs, culture, cultural studies, philosophy, counter-culture, narcotics, literature
Subjects: H Social Sciences
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:10
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 13:57
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/314 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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