Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 December 2006

232 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719055980

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Culture on drugs

Narco-cultural studies of high modernity

Dave Boothroyd

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Reconsiders the place of drugs in our culture and the cultural crises they are perceived to engender
  • 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
  • Proposes that there is no ground on which to distinguish 'culture' from 'drug culture'
  • 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
  • A very novel approach and introduction to cultural theory

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