By Christopher B.R. Smith
Studying the interdependent nature of substance, area, and subjectivity, this e-book constitutes an interdisciplinary research of the intoxication indigenous to what has been termed "our narcotic modernity." the 1st part – Drug/Culture – demonstrates how the physique of the addict and the social physique of the town are either inscribed by way of "controlled" substance. Positing dependancy as a "pathology (out) of position" that's particular to the (late-)capitalist city panorama, the second one part – Dope/Sick – conducts a critique of the present pathology paradigm of dependancy, featuring as a substitute a theoretical reconceptualization of drug dependence within the phrases of "p/re/in-scription." Remapping the successive phases or levels of our narcotic modernity, the 3rd part – Narco/State – delineates 3 basic eras of narcotic modernity, together with the modern urban of "safe"/"supervised" intake. applying an experimental, "intra-textual" layout, the fourth part – Brain/Disease – mimics the feel, nation or scape of intoxication accompanying each one permutation of narcotic modernity within the interchangeable phrases of drug, dream and/or ailment. Tracing the parallel evolution of "addiction," the (late-)capitalist cityscape, and the pathological undertaking of modernity, the 4 components of this publication therefore jointly represent a clients’ consultant to city area.
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In other words simultaneously constituting both ‘head fuck’ and ‘body buzz’. 3. As the slippery and elusive concept of ‘drug’ is always already implicit in the notion of ‘addiction’, the intentional rendering of drug/addiction throughout this work—along with similar and/or related instances such as drug/culture, dope/sick, and narco/state points to instances of binary collapse or popular and professional conflation of various terms and concepts central to drug/ culture discourse. 4. As detailed in subsequent chapters, however, Buck-Morss (1992, 12) argues that the physical environment is an inherent part of the human nervous system, acting as “the source for stimuli and the arena for motor response”.
Addiction, Modernity, and the City: A Users’ Guide to Urban Space by Christopher B.R. Smith