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Benjamin's ‘curious dialectics of intoxication’

Dave Boothroyd

in Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055980
eISBN:
9781781700921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055980.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Walter Benjamin's thoughts about intoxication. It explains the narco-analytic thrust of Benjamin's thinking with reference to several of his well-known texts, and argues that ... More


Deposition: drugs in theory

Dave Boothroyd

in Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055980
eISBN:
9781781700921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055980.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the place of drugs in culture or in cultural theorising. The book comprises a series of experimental readings of a number of ... More


On measuring the nineteenth century

John Schad

in Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995102
eISBN:
9781526128287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995102.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In this chapter John Schad offers a theoretical consideration of the concept of the nineteenth century, paying particular attention to how it might be measured (if it is not to be defined in simple ... More


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