|Titre :||High anxieties. Cultural studies in addiction|
|Auteurs :||BRODIE J. F. ; REDFIELD M.|
|Type de document :||Livre|
|Editeur :||Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 2002|
|Format :||144 p.|
|Discipline :||SHS (Sciences humaines et sociales / Human and social sciences)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECULTUREL ; LITTERATURE ; HISTOIRE ; CINEMA ; ADDICTION ; MEDIA ; INTERNET ; SOCIOLOGIE
|Résumé :||The essays collected in this volume stem from a conference held at the Claremont Colleges; like most of the presentations at that conference, they argue for connections between our notions of 'addiction' and 'culture' that go far beyond the commonplace that addiction, like any representable entity or event, is a phenomenon with a cultural side to it. As presented here, addiction and culture become concepts that float and overlap, refer to and interfere with each other. Such a project may at first seem strange, or willfully perverse. The two terms have very different valences - one is negative, the other positive; one evokes medical and legal questions and histories, the other essential human powers of expressivity, memory, and collective existence. On the occasions when they encounter each other, they seem inevitable opponents. Addiction is the sickness, culture the state of health; addiction arrives from outside and elsewhere, as a historical or ontological accident, while culture radiates from the heart of individual, group, or species identity.|
|Note de contenu :||
I. Constructions of addiction:
1. Addiction and the ends of desire (S. MARGOLIS);
2. A terminal case - William Burroughs and the logic of addiction (T. MELLEY).
II. Figures of the Orient:
3. Narrating national addictions - De Quincey, opium, and tea (C. SCHMITT);
4. Victorian Highs - Detection, drugs, and empire (M. ROTH). III. Demon drink:
5. The rhetoric of addiction - From Victorian novels to AA (R.R. WARHOL);
6. Firewater legacy - alcohol and Native American identity in the fiction of James Fenimore Cooper (N.O. WARNER).
IV. Pleasures, repressions, resistances:
7. Smoking, addiction, and the making of time (H. KEANE);
8. An intoxicated screen - reflections on film and drugs (M. VIANO).
V. Trauma, media, cyberspace:
9. Welcome to the pharmacy - addiction, transcendence, and virtual reality (A. WEINSTONE);
10. If reality is the best metaphor, it must be virtual (M.R. WALLER).
|Domaine :||Plusieurs produits / Several products|
|Centre Emetteur :||13 OFDT|