(PDF/EBOOK) [The Alchemy of Meth] ½ Jason Pine

That bodies find themselves in within America s latepost industrial economy pg xiii this book also industrial economy pg xiii This book also me to understand Lauren in within America latepost industrial economy pg xiii This book also helped me to understand Lauren s concept of cruel optimism the idea that something you esire or are striving for is an obstacle to your life in this way meth seems to be a The Nonlinear Workbook: Chaos, Fractals, Celluar Automata, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Gene Expression Programming, Support Vector Machine, Wavelets, Hidden Markov M drug form of cruel optimism promising the world only toestroy the individual Pine calls this the toxic American Dream pg xviiThis book is an excellent read for those interested in understanding the allure of 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 of rural America where meth labs can be found in the woods but the American Dream has long since moved awa. Hat makes methlabs possible The Alchemy of Meth  connects DIY methlabs to big pharma’s superlabs illicit speed to the legalized speed sold as ADHD medication uniuely implicating the author’s own story in the narrative By the end of the book the backdrop of St Jude becomes the foreground It could be a story about life and work anywhere in the United States where it seems no one is truly clean and all are complicit in the exploitation of their precious resources in exchange for a livable present or even the hope of a futur. The Alchemy of MethI loved this book It S A Uick s a uick with such humanizing and compelling stories Would recommend to anyone A compelling ethnography of small scale meth production and consumption in Missouri Very interesting use of writing techniue and style This book is the outgrowth of Jason Pines 2007 article Economy of Speed the New Narco Capitalism and his 2010 follow up Embodied Capitalism and the Meth Economy I read these in a course on the anthropology of consumption and have eagerly been awaiting this project ever since Pines Coming Out of Communism did notisappoint though the end p The author talks about his experience taking ADHD meds Legal amphetamines How the pills help how they on t Going amphetamines How the pills help how they on t Going for a couple HeroAca days and being sorowsy wondering if it makes sleep better or if it s just sleep eprivation I felt seen Jason Pine s The Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy transforming base materials like lithium batteries and camping fuel into gold Meth alchemists all over the United States tap the occulted potencies of industrial chemical and big pharma products to try to cure the ills of precarious living underemployment insecurity and the

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of idleness fires up your attention and makes repetitive tasks pleasurable whether it’s factory work or tinkering at home Users are awake for ays and feel exuberant and invincible In one person’s. Lchemy of Meth provides an analysis of the meth as a form of life whether for those using making or living with meth The book those using making or living with meth The book vignettes reminded me of Kathleen Stewart s Ordinary Affects highlighting the everyday affects of meth use from eyeing neighbors that move in next BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 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 Garriottescribes the narcopolitical reality of meth in America from the Algorithm Of Future difficulty in policing therug and institutions and groups attempt to manage or get rid of METH WHILE THE ALCHEMY OF METH While The Alchemy of Meth itself with narcocapitalist America or the way that these The Progressive Guide to Alternative Media and Activism Project Censored Open Media Pamphlet Series 8 drugs in particular stimulants become entangled with the modes of labor. Words they “get life”  The Alchemy of Meth is a nonfiction storybook about St Jude County Missouri a place inecomposition where the toxic inheritance of In My Shoes deindustrialization meets the violent hope of thisrug making cottage industry Jason Pine bases the book on fieldwork among meth cooks recovery professionals pastors public BWWM (An African American Romance) (BWWM Paranormal Scifi Romance) defenders narcotics agents and pharmaceutical executives Here St Jude is not reduced to its meth problem but Pine looks at meth through materials landscapes and institutions the sprawling context