My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

Result Page: Previous Next
Can't find that book? Try BONUS+
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search CARM Centre Catalogue

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks


Title High anxieties [electronic resource] : cultural studies in addiction / Janet Farrell Brodie and Marc Redfield, editors.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (ix, 232 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Addiction and the ends of desire / Stacey Margolis -- A terminal case: William Burroughs and the logic of addiction / Timothy Melley -- Narrating national addictions: De Quincey, opium, and tea / Cannon Schmitt -- Victorian highs: detection, drugs, and empire / Marty Roth -- The rhetoric of addiction: from Victorian novels to AA / Robyn R. Warhol -- Firewater legacy: alcohol and Native American identity in the fiction of James Fenimore Cooper / Nicholas O. Warner -- Smoking, addiction, and the making of time / Helen Keane -- An intoxicated screen: reflections on film and drugs / Maurizio Viano -- Welcome to the pharmacy: addiction, transcendence, and virtual reality / Ann Weinstone -- If "reality is the best metaphor," it must be virtual / Marguerite Waller.
Summary High Anxieties explores the history and ideological ramifications of the modern concept of addiction. Little more than a century old, the notions of "addict" as an identity and "addiction" as a disease of the will form part of the story of modernity.
Other author Brodie, Janet Farrell.
Redfield, Marc, 1958-
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Substance abuse -- Social aspects.
Drugs and literature.
Drugs and motion pictures.
Alcoholism in literature.
Alcoholism in motion pictures.
Virtual reality -- Social aspects.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520935709