Jason Pine [Download] The Alchemy of Meth
This book is the utgrowth Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost of Jason Pines 2007 article Economyf Speed the New Narco Capitalism and his 2010 follow up Embodied Capitalism and the Meth Economy I read these in a course This Poison Will Remain on the anthropologyf consumption and have eagerly been awaiting this project ever since Pines did not disappoint though the end product looks rather different from the two articles that were its forebearers There are a couple passages that appear almost unaltered in the book treatment but largely this is new materialWhat I found innovative about this book was its emphasis Un eroe dei nostri tempi on an affective relationship with meth from various standpoints users producers pharmacy executives law enforcement neighbors family those in recovery clergy etc This is Pines methodf decomposition breaking down the metanarratives about meth into this postmodern ethnography which provides manifold and divers truths about the compound f meth The fundamental comparison Meth sorcery creates a powerful analytic to
THINK ABOUT METH AS AN ALCHEMICAL PROCESS THE ALCHEMISTS about meth as an alchemical process The alchemists all in search f an elixir Rescued by a Horse: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing of lifer a way to transmute base materials to Purer Substances Like Gold substances like gold too the rural meth user producerprosumer transmutes the base substances The Secret of the Glass of commercial retail and the American home into a wayf getting life and producing a hopefully pure form Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes of value Pines subjects never tiref telling us that 1000 can become 10000 very uicklyIn terms The Genealogy of the Family of Francis Beaman, Sr Northampton County, North Carolina (American Surname Series) of form the book has a very literary feel to it I wanted to call this an experimental piecef memoir Lions and Tigers and Snares or even autofiction I greatly enjoyed that Pines writes about himself in the third person based upon interviews he hadthers conduct Not nly does it reveal a personal connection to the topic Pines mother is an addict and Pines himself struggles with legal amphetamines but Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy transforming base materials like lithium batteries and camping fuel into gold Meth alchemists all ver the United States tap the Fox Play occulted potenciesf industrial chemical and big pharma products to try to cure the ills Star Wars: Lando of precarious living underemployment insecurity and the feelingf idleness Meth fires up your attention and makes repetitive tasks pleasurable whether it’s factory work Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture or tinkering at home Users are awake for days and feel exuberant and invincible Inne person’s.
Download The Alchemy f MethAnyone Jason Pine s The Alchemy f Meth provides an analysis f the meth as a form of everyday life whether for those using making r living with meth The book s everyday life whether for those using making r living with meth The book s reminded me f Kathleen Stewart s Ordinary Affects highlighting the everyday affects The Untold Story: My 20 Years Running the National Inquirer of meth use from eyeing neighbors that move in next door to the readily available materials for cooking meth and the relationship that meth creates with the countryside I found myself comparing this book to William Garriott s Policing Methamphetamine Garriott describes the narcopolitical realityf meth in America from the difficulty in policing the drug and institutions and groups attempt to manage Betrayed, Betrothed and Bedded or get ridf meth While The Alchemy Anna Laetitia Barbauld Poems 1792 of Meth concerns itself with narcocapitalist Americar the way that these drugs in particular stimulants become entangled with the modes Caught in the Net of labor that bodies find themselves engaged in within America s latepost industrial economy pg xiii This book also helped me to understand Lauren Berlant s conceptf cruel Blue Road to Atlantis optimism the idea that something you desirer are striving for is an
obstacle to your life in this way meth seems to beto your life #in this way meth seems to be drug form Bioetica Della Sessualita, Della Vita Nascente E Pediatrica of cruelptimism promising the world nly #this way meth seems to be drug form f cruel Itinerari nel sacro. L'esperienza religiosa giapponese optimism promising the worldnly destroy the individual Pine calls this the toxic American Dream pg xviiThis book is an excellent read for those interested in understanding the allure f meth and how this chemical reshapes the lives landscapes and communities where it is used unlike most academic texts this book is accessible moving and engaging When I finished I felt like I had been to this part f rural America where meth labs can be found in the woods but the American Dream has long since moved away A compelling ethnography Bad Land of small scale meth production and consumption in Missouri Very interesting usef writing techniue and style. Hat makes methlabs possible The Alchemy Lettere: 1942-1943 of Meth connects DIY methlabs to big pharma’s superlabs illicit speed to the legalized speed sold as ADHD medication uniuely implicating the author’swn story in the narrative By the end L'ipocrisia dell'Occidente. Il Califfo, il terrore e la storia of the book the backdropf St Jude becomes the foreground It could be a story about life and work anywhere in the United States where it seems no The Fire of Origins one is truly clean and all are complicit in the exploitationf their precious resources in exchange for a livable present Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (Critical Heritage) or even the hopef a futur. .