Never has a reconsideration of the place of drugs in our culture been more urgent than it is today. Dave Boothroyd (University of Kent, UK) investigates modernity's relationship to drugs and drug culture through innovative readings of texts by Freud, Benjamin, Sartre, Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze. This book will be of interest to researchers, teachers and students of cultural theory and philosophy.
Available from Manchester University Press.
Paperback ISBN 0-7190-5599-7
Hardback ISBN 0-7190-5598-9
"With verve and clarity this book pulls off a remarkable feat. Brilliantly executed, elegantly written, its original approach to cultural theory opens up the texts of a series of important and influential thinkers from the inside out by means of 'narcoanalysis.' "
Tina Chanter, Professor of Philosophy, De Paul University, Chicago, USA
"A quality piece of work...it shows an impressive depth and range of scholarship regarding some of the twentieth century's most important thinkers." Gary Hall, Senior Lecturer, Media and Cultural Studies, Middlesex University