Article | Kultur~Natur: Konferens för kulturstudier i Sverige; Conference in Sweden 15–17 June 2009 | Nykter eller drogad?: En fråga om sammanhang

Title:
Nykter eller drogad?: En fråga om sammanhang
Author:
Eddy Nehls: Högskolan Väst, Institutionen för Omvårdnad, hälsa och kultur, Sweden
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Year:
2009
Conference:
Kultur~Natur: Konferens för kulturstudier i Sverige; Conference in Sweden 15–17 June 2009
Issue:
040
Article no.:
028
Pages:
327-332
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2009-10-26
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


In the article a posthuman perspective is used to understand the concepts of drugs and sobriety. What is a human being is a good question to start with; if one wants to take on a post human perspective and in this article the answer is (partly) given by Gregory Bateson who says; in the title on one of his most famous books; that Mind and Nature is a necessary unity. The boundary between humans and nonhumans is highly problematic because it is restraining the possibility to work in an unbiased fashion. Humans are only one actor among others whom all are connected in a network as the acronym ANT indicates. Working with the kind of analytical tools that this article discusses; Gilles Deleuze’s and Felix Guattari’s concept Assemblage; is about finding traceable connections between actors. Sobriety; and drugs; understood in this way can’t be the explanation to anything; it is on the contrary what should be explained.

Kultur~Natur: Konferens för kulturstudier i Sverige; Conference in Sweden 15–17 June 2009

Author:
Eddy Nehls
Title:
Nykter eller drogad?: En fråga om sammanhang
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Kultur~Natur: Konferens för kulturstudier i Sverige; Conference in Sweden 15–17 June 2009

Author:
Eddy Nehls
Title:
Nykter eller drogad?: En fråga om sammanhang
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