|Titre :||Culture on drugs. Narco-cultural studies of high modernity|
|Auteurs :||BOOTHROYD D.|
|Type de document :||Livre|
|Editeur :||Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2006|
|Format :||219 p. / index.|
|Note générale :||Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2006, 219 p.|
|Discipline :||SHS (Sciences humaines et sociales / Human and social sciences)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECULTUREL ; THEORIE ; PSYCHANALYSE ; LITTERATURE ; PHILOSOPHIE ; PRODUIT ILLICITE ; CINEMA ; HALLUCINATION ; LSD ; COCAINE ; HEROINE
Never has a reconsideration of the place of drugs in our culture been more urgent than it is today. Drugs are seen as both panaceas and panapathogens and the apparent irreconcilability of these alternatives lies at the heart of the cultural crises they are perceived to engender. Yet the meanings attached to drugs are always a function of the places they come to occupy in culture. 'Culture on drugs' rigorously investigates the resources for a re-evaluation of the drugs and culture relation in several key areas of twentieth century cultural and philosophical theory. Addressing 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 the work of key figures such as Freud, Benjamin, Sartre, Derrida, Foucault and Deleuze '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. 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. Consequently, there is no ground on which to distinguish culture from drug culture in the first place. 'Culture on drugs' offers a novel approach and introduction to cultural theory for newcomers to the subject at the same time as presenting an original thesis concerning the articulation of modern thought by drugs and drug culture. (Editor' s abstract)
|Note de contenu :||
1. Deposition: drugs in theory. 2. Medusas Blood: Derridas recreational pharmacology and the rhetoric of drugs. 3. Deconstruction and drugs all mixed up. 4. Freud's medicine: from the "cocaine papers" to Irma's injection. 5. Benjamin and the dialectics of intoxication. 6. Hallucinating Sartre. 7. Foucault and Deleuze on acid: freeing thought from the catatonic chrysalis. 8. Cinematic heroin and narcotic modernity.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
Univ. of Kent
Royaume-Uni. United Kingdom.
|Centre Emetteur :||13 OFDT|