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Dave Boothroyd

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780719055980

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719055980.001.0001

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Deconstruction and drugs — all mixed up

Deconstruction and drugs — all mixed up

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Culture on Drugs

Dave Boothroyd

Manchester University Press

This chapter explores whether it is possible to exploit drugs to disrupt the many attempts to contain them, and whether deconstruction could ‘take drugs’ in order to inaugurate a cultural ‘new deal’ on drugs that would enable culture to get along with drugs. It tries an experimental mixture of drugs and deconstruction in an attempt to discern the nature of the peculiar relation between them. The chapter also shows that theme of drugs is as useful a way to elucidate the workings of deconstruction as deconstruction is a means of reworking our understanding of drugs and their effects, making each serve as a user's guide to the other.

Keywords:   drugs, deconstruction, cultural new deal, culture, effects of drugs

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