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6%OFFAvital Ronell - Crack Wars: LITERATURE ADDICTION MANIA - 9780252071904 - V9780252071904
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Crack Wars: LITERATURE ADDICTION MANIA

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Description for Crack Wars: LITERATURE ADDICTION MANIA Paperback. Culture defines itself, its classes, its power structures, and its economy in terms of how it allows and encourages drugs to circulate. "Madame Bovary" takes up the problems of drugs and addiction in numerous ways. This title unpacks and presents as examples of the safe and unsafe. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: 2ADF; DSBH; DSK; JFC; JFFH1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 176 x 237 x 10. Weight in Grams: 278.
Avital Ronell asks why "there is no culture without drug culture." She deals with the usual drugs and alcohol (and their celebrities: Freud's cocaine, Baudelaire's hashish, the Victorians' laudanum), and moves beyond them to addictions that are culturally accepted--an insatiable appetite for romance novels, for instance, and romance itself. 
 
It is a commonplace of modern culture to presume that there is a subculture or counterculture deeply saturated with drugs, but such modern cultures need subcultures, and need drugs on every level. Culture defines itself, its classes, its power structures, and its economy in terms of how it ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2004
Publisher
University of Illinois Press United States
Number of pages
192
Condition
New
Number of Pages
192
Place of Publication
Baltimore, United States
ISBN
9780252071904
SKU
V9780252071904
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About Avital Ronell
Avital Ronell is a professor of German at New York University.   She is author of Dictations:  On Haunted Writing, The Telephone Book, Finitude's Score, and Stupidity.   Her essays have appeared in Diacritics, Differences, Genre, Modern Language Notes, Stanford Italian Review, Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, Substance, and many other journals.  

Reviews for Crack Wars: LITERATURE ADDICTION MANIA
"Avital Ronell is perhaps the most interesting scholar in America."
Gregory Ulmer, author of Teletheory "This is another wake-up call from the most exciting critic working today. ... her switchboard lights up a conference call on the challenge to critical invention and intervention posed by the drug crisis. It is her dazzling accomplishment to have fused the crackling urgency ... Read more

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