PDF or EBOOK The Alchemy of Meth ✓ Jason Pine

How they don t Going off for a couple days and being so drowsy wondering If It Makes Better it makes sleep better if it s just sleep deprivation I felt seen Pine s The Alchemy of Meth provides an analysis of the meth as a form of veryday life whether for those using making or living with meth The book s vignettes reminded me of Kathleen Stewart s Ordinary Affects highlighting the A Vineyard Christmas everyday affects of meth use fromyeing 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 reality of meth in America from the difficulty in policing the drug and institutions and groups attempt to manage or get rid of meth While The Alchemy of Meth concerns itself with narcocapitalist America or the way that these drugs in particular stimulants become Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose entangled with the modes of labor that bodies find themselvesngaged in within America s latepost industrial conomy pg xiii This book also helped me to understand Lauren Berlant s concept of cruel optimism the idea that something you desire or are striving for is an obstacle to your life in this way meth seems to be a drug form of cruel optimism promising the world only to destroy the individual Pine calls this the toxic American Dream pg xviiThis book is an xcellent read for those interested in understanding the allure of meth and how this chemical reshapes the excellent read for those interested in understanding the allure of meth and how this chemical reshapes the landscapes and communities where it is used unlike most academic texts this book is accessible moving and ngaging 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 away. 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 nd 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 Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) exploitation of their precious resources inxchange for a livable present or ven the hope of a futur. The Alchemy of MethI loved this book It s a uick read with such humanizing and compelling stories Would recommend to anyone A compelling thnography 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 agerly been 
eagerly been this project ver since Pines did not disappoint though the The First Ghost 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 itsmphasis on an affective relationship with meth from various standpoints users producers pharmacy xecutives law nforcement neighbors family those pharmacy Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential executives lawnforcement neighbors family those recovery clergy tc This is Pines method of decomposition breaking down the metanarratives about meth into this postmodern thnography which provides manifold and divers truths about the compound of meth The fundamental comparison Meth sorcery creates a powerful analytic to think about meth as an alchemical process The alchemists were all in search of an Humanism elixir of life or a way to transmute base materials to purer substances like gold So too the rural meth user producerprosumer transmutes the base substances of commercial retail and the American home into a way of getting life and producing a hopefully pure form of value Pines subjects never tire of telling us that 1000 can become 10000 very uicklyIn terms of form the book has a very literary feel to it I wanted to call this anxperimental piece of memoir or Smokin' Hot even autofiction I greatlynjo. 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 feeling of idleness Meth fires up your attention and makes repetitive tasks pleasurable whether it’s factory work or tinkering at home Users are awake for days and feel xuberant and invincible In one person’s. ,

Yed that Pines writes about himself in the third person based upon interviews he had others conduct Not only does it reveal a personal connection to the topic Pines mother is an addict and Pines himself struggles with legal amphetamines but it seems a Pines mother is an addict and Pines himself struggles with legal amphetamines but it seems a ffective way of accounting for the role of the Lasombra ethnographer in shaping the material The book is organized as a collage Various voices are interwoven with some about seven recurring and others appearing only once Pines also includes many legal bank and other personal documents he found in the remains of a particular meth lab These are traces of a life shown in the American ritual of bureaucracy and paperwork la David Graeber The Utopia of Rules On Technology Stupidity and the Secret Joys of BureaucracyI do wish the book hadxpanded on the academic and theoretical constructs from his arlier articles and devoted time to the structural subject of capitalism However Pines refrain is what can a book really do In many ways this books is a response to his subjects who repeatedly xpress a desire that their interviews keep people away from meth If this book had been academically geared it would have necessarily alienated the people who are presumed to want to read it from outside the ivory tower One can asily make the connections and see the implicit and sometimes xplicit threads the connect the book to the political arguments and see the implicit and sometimes xplicit threads the connect the book to the political arguments to the classing of drug consumption so I don t see "this as a big flawI strongly recommend The Alchemy of Meth to anyone wanting to get a felt xperience of what "as a big flawI strongly recommend The Alchemy of Meth to anyone wanting to get a felt xperience of what is to take or be around meth usage and production and to anyone interested in new approaches to anthropologyethnographyAmerican culture The author talks about his xperience taking ADHD meds Legal amphetamines How the pills help. Words they “get life”  The Alchemy of Meth is a nonfiction storybook about St Jude County Missouri a place in decomposition where the toxic inheritance of deindustrialization meets the violent hope of this drug making cottage industry Jason Pine bases the book on fieldwork among meth cooks recovery professionals pastors public defenders narcotics agents and pharmaceutical ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe executives Here St Jude is not reduced to its meth problem but Pine looks at meth through materials landscapes and institutions the sprawling context

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *