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States of Intoxication: The Place of Alcohol in Civilisation

States of Intoxication: The Place of Alcohol in Civilisation

Forthcoming

John O'Brien
June 30, 2018

This book provides an illuminating perspective on alcohol use, drawing on approaches from both anthropological research and historical sociology to examine our ambivalent attitudes to alcohol in the modern West. From anthropological research on non-Western, non-modern cultures, the author...

Late Modern Subjectivity and its Discontents: Anxiety, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

Late Modern Subjectivity and its Discontents: Anxiety, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

Kieran Keohane, Anders Petersen, Bert van den Bergh
March 06, 2017

 This book analyses three of the most prevalent illnesses of late modernity: anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, in terms of their relation to cultural pathologies of the social body. Usually these conditions are interpreted clinically in terms of individualized symptoms and responded...

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