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Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity

Dave Boothroyd


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. This book 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 consciou ... More

Keywords: drugs, cultural crises, consciousness, alienation, selfhood, virtuality, nature/culture dyad, self-understanding, high theory, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719055980
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719055980.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dave Boothroyd, author