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Author Boothroyd, Dave, author

Title Culture on drugs : narco-cultural studies of high modernity / Dave Boothroyd
Published Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 219 pages)
Contents Acknowledgements; 1 Deposition: drugs in theory; Experimenting with drugs: or, how to take this book; Narcoanalysis, pharmacography and cultural studies; Narco-literary studies; Rethinking 'drugs': towards a post-anthropological perspective; The nature/culture dyad and drugs as 'cultural substances'; Drugs expertise and narco-power; The oblivion of drugs; Drugs and monstrosity; High modernity and high theory; Testing drugs in theory; 2 Medusa's blood: Derrida's recreational pharmacology and the rhetoric of drugs; The decision on drugs; In Plato's pharmacy
Addiction and the decision of existenceIntoxication and dosage: doing drugs well; Sacrifice and bad conscience; Applying drug(ged) theory to the everyday drug(ged) world; 3 Deconstruction and drugs -- all mixed up; Culture and interdiction; Saying 'yes to drugs' and 'yes to deconstruction'; Rejecting transcendence; Taking drugs, for example ... ; Rewriting the drugs text and taking drugs otherwise; Living on the margins of the unforgettable; 4 Freud's medicine: from the 'cocaine papers' to 'Irma's Injection'; Mixing psychoanalysis and psychopharmacology; Refiguring the 'cocaine episode'
Baudelaire and the high flâneurSurrealism: dreaming the revolution; Benjamin on hashish and the love of things; 6 Hallucinating Sartre; Philosophy and/or intoxication; The value of intoxication; The evidence of consciousness; Hallucination as a 'stumbling block' for the theory of consciousness; Sartre and Lewin; Sartre's mescaline trip; Merleau-Ponty: ambiguity and hallucination; Hallucination as a literary sort of high; 7 Foucault and Deleuze on acid; Drugs and the orbit of madness; LSD in the Theatrum Philosophicum: 'What will people think of us?'; Deleuze and Alice/D(odgson)
Deleuze's mathematisation of the series and the function 'LSD'Zabriske Point; From the self as a function of discourse to self-stylisation; Artaud and the artistry of depth; The LSD function and the surface-depth gradient; Deleuze, drugs and the 'folding of thought'; Deleuze and Guattari on the limits, uses and abuses of psychotropic drugs; Foucault, Deleuze and the power of drugs; 8 Cinematic heroin and narcotic modernity; From the heroin scene to the heroin screen; Deleuze and the cinema of heroin; Heroinised bodies; The cinematic fix; Heroin's signature-autograph; Heroin close-up
The cocaine researchExperiments with cocaine; From Fliess's nasal reflexology to the nose as the hinge; From Emma Eckstein's nose to 'Psychology for Neurologists'; Freud on the neurochemical/psychological divide; The interface between inside and outside -- the neurochemical mechanism of the unconscious; Solutions and resolution: Freud's drug dream -- 'Irma's Injection'; Derrida on 'Irma's Injection'; Freud's resistance to cocaine; 5 Benjamin's 'curious dialectics of intoxication'; A thinking which is eminently narcotic; Benjamin's narco-analysis of the culture of modernity
Summary Reconsidering the place of drugs in our culture and the cultural crises they are perceived to endanger, 'Culture on Drugs' argues that the ideas and concepts by which modernity has attained its measure of self-understanding are themselves, in various ways the products of encounters with drugs and their effects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-211) and index
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Subject Drug abuse -- Psychological aspects.
Drugs of abuse -- Social aspects.
Intellectual life.
Narcotics -- Social aspects.
Social evolution.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1781700923 (ebook)
9781781700921 (ebook)