[E–book] The Alchemy of Meth author Jason Pine

Jason Pine s The Alchemy of Meth provides an analysis of the #Meth As A Form # as a form everyday life whether for those using making or living with meth The book s vignettes reminded me of Kathleen Stewart s Ordinary Affects Highlighting The Everyday Affects Of Affects highlighting the everyday affects of 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 reality of meth in America from the difficulty in policing the drug and institutions and roups attempt to manage or Anaphora and Conceptual Structure get rid of meth While The Alchemy of Meth concerns itself with narcocapitalist America Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy transforming base materials like lithium batteries and camping fuel intoold 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 it’s factory work or tinkering at home Users are awake for and feel exuberant and invincible In one person’s. The Alchemy of MethGaging When I finished I felt like I been to this part of America where meth labs can be fou This book is the outgrowth of to this part of rural America where meth labs can be fou This book is the outgrowth of Pines 2007 article Economy of Speed the New Narco Capitalism and his 2010 follow up Embodied Capitalism and the Meth Economy I loved this book It s a uick read with such humanizing and compelling stories Would recommend to anyone The author talks about his experience taking ADHD meds Legal amphetamines How the pills help how they don t Going off for a couple days and being so drowsy wondering if it makes sleep better or if it s just sleep deprivation I felt seen A compelling ethnography of small scale meth production and consumption in Missouri Very interesting use of writing techniue and style. 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 is truly clean and all are complicit in the exploitation of their precious resources in exchange for a livable or even the hope of a futur. ,

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R the way that these drugs in particular stimulants #become entangled with the modes of labor that bodies find themselves engaged in within America s latepost industrial economy # entangled with the modes of labor that bodies find themselves engaged in within America s latepost industrial economy 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 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 en. 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 executives Here St Jude not reduced to its meth problem but Pine looks at meth through materials landscapes institutions meth problem but Pine looks at meth through materials landscapes and institutions sprawling context ,

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