ACID: A New Secret History of LSD by David Black PDF

Cultural Studies

By David Black

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Acid discovers the explosion of LSD tradition within the psychedelic sixties from new and debatable angles. David Black investigates the CIA's brain keep watch over trials utilizing LSD and the folks who grew to become LSD-tripping right into a well known leisure hobby, together with the marketers with hyperlinks to prepared crime. David Black unravels a unprecedented tale of double-dealing, intrigue and betrayal because the drug's proponents turned over evening millionaires-and officialdom became a blind eye.

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Rutsky and Bradley J. Macdonald, Strategies for Theory: From Marx to Madonna (2003), is any indication, the future direction of postMarxist theory is both continuous with its nineteenth-century origins and divergent from them in its attention to the most evanescent of superstructural phenomena. indd 38 9/13/2006 1:30:02 PM       committed to the idea of theoretical and social TOTALITIES and Postmodernists who rejected models of totality for theories of dispersion, simulation, incommensurability, and chaos.

J. Greimas’s semiotics and the theories of DIALOGISM and HETEROGLOSSIA put forward by M. M. Bakhtin. The US theorist Seymour Chapman, borrowing terms from Russian Formalism and building on the work of Christian Metz in France, developed a theory of narrative that he applied to both fiction and fi lm. New work was also going forward on the theory of the novel, building on the foundation laid by James and Conrad. Wayne Booth’s Rhetoric of Fiction, for example, offered a rhetorical typology of the novel, some aspects of which – the reliable narrator and the implied narrator – are still in wide use today.

Kristeva, along with Cixous, pioneered a style of ÉCRITURE FEMININE (women’s writing, writing the body). indd 35 9/13/2006 1:30:02 PM       though both were critical of Freud’s and Lacan’s writings on femininity. Irigaray’s Speculum, which includes a lucid and incisive critique of Freud’s discourse on female sexuality, led to her dismissal from Lacan’s École freudienne de Paris. Lacan’s action was emblematic not only of the embattled state of French psychoanalysis in the mid-1970s but also of the increasing independence of Feminism from a masculinist, patriarchal intellectual culture.

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