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The Resource Narcocapitalism : life in the age of anaesthesia, Laurent de Sutter ; translated by Barnaby Norman

Narcocapitalism : life in the age of anaesthesia, Laurent de Sutter ; translated by Barnaby Norman

Label
Narcocapitalism : life in the age of anaesthesia
Title
Narcocapitalism
Title remainder
life in the age of anaesthesia
Statement of responsibility
Laurent de Sutter ; translated by Barnaby Norman
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
What do the invention of anaesthetics in the middle of the 19th century, the Nazis' use of cocaine, and the development of Prozac have in common? The answer is that they're all products of the same logic that defines our contemporary era: "the age of anaesthesia". In Narcocapitalism, Laurent de Sutter shows how chemistry has become so much a part of us that we can't even see how much it has changed us. He retraces the unexpected stories that show how large aspects of our lives are now characterised by the management of our emotions through drugs, ranging from the everyday use of sleeping pills to hard narcotics. In this era, being a subject doesn't simply mean being subjected to powers that decide how our lives should unfold: it means that our very emotions have been outsourced to chemical stimulation. Yet we don't understand why the drugs that we take are unable to free us from fatigue and depression, and from the absence of desire that now characterizes our psychopolitical condition. We have forgotten what it means to be excited because our only excitement has become drug-induced. We have to abandon the narcotic stimulation that we've come to rely on and find a way back to the collective excitement that is narcocapitalism's greatest fear
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DLC
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De Sutter, Laurent
Dewey number
303.3/7
Index
index present
LC call number
HM661
LC item number
.D4213 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 H-721
  • QV 11.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Norman, Barnaby
Series statement
Theory redux
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social control
  • Drugs
  • Social medicine
  • Emotions
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Drugs
  • Emotions
  • Social control
  • Social medicine
Label
Narcocapitalism : life in the age of anaesthesia, Laurent de Sutter ; translated by Barnaby Norman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: going down -- Welcome to Prozacland -- Narcocapitalism unlimited -- Day without end -- Swallowing the pill -- The politics of overexcitement -- Epilogue: getting up
Control code
on1000447174
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 125 pages
Isbn
9781509506835
Lccn
2017019712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000447174
Label
Narcocapitalism : life in the age of anaesthesia, Laurent de Sutter ; translated by Barnaby Norman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: going down -- Welcome to Prozacland -- Narcocapitalism unlimited -- Day without end -- Swallowing the pill -- The politics of overexcitement -- Epilogue: getting up
Control code
on1000447174
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 125 pages
Isbn
9781509506835
Lccn
2017019712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000447174

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