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By Christopher B.R. Smith

Examining 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 town are either inscribed by way of "controlled" substance. Positing habit 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 existing pathology paradigm of dependancy, providing 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. making use of an experimental, "intra-textual" layout, the fourth part – Brain/Disease – mimics the experience, country or scape of intoxication accompanying each one permutation of narcotic modernity within the interchangeable phrases of drug, dream and/or disorder. Tracing the parallel evolution of "addiction," the (late-)capitalist cityscape, and the pathological undertaking of modernity, the 4 components of this ebook therefore jointly represent a users’ advisor to city space.

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