Narco-travelogues and capital's appetites

Musgrove, Brian (2001) Narco-travelogues and capital's appetites. Studies in Travel Writing, 5 (1). pp. 130-148. ISSN 1364-5145

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Abstract

This article surveys drug literature that is constructed around the motif of travel, bringing the drug narrative and the traveller's tale together. It asserts that this unique literary genre reveals an inner logic which also pivots on the essentially capitalist view of the world as a vast pattern of consuming habits.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright retained by the contributors.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:12
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 06:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: drug literature; drugs; travel writing; travel; cultures of consumption
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190302 Professional Writing
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200203 Consumption and Everyday Life
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/13645145.2001.9634914
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2684

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