Deconstruction and drugs — all mixed up

Dave Boothroyd

in Culture on Drugs

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780719055980
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700921 | DOI:
Deconstruction and drugs — all mixed up

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This chapter explores whether it is possible to exploit drugs to disrupt the many attempts to contain them, and whether deconstruction could ‘take drugs’ in order to inaugurate a cultural ‘new deal’ on drugs that would enable culture to get along with drugs. It tries an experimental mixture of drugs and deconstruction in an attempt to discern the nature of the peculiar relation between them. The chapter also shows that theme of drugs is as useful a way to elucidate the workings of deconstruction as deconstruction is a means of reworking our understanding of drugs and their effects, making each serve as a user's guide to the other.

Keywords: drugs; deconstruction; cultural new deal; culture; effects of drugs

Chapter.  8956 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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