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The Slumbering MassesSleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life$
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Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674749

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.001.0001

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Chemical Consciousness

Chemical Consciousness

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(p.171) 8 Chemical Consciousness
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The Slumbering Masses
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Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0009

In this chapter I examine the contemporary use of stimulants in everyday life – from caffeine to more illicit substances. I compare clinical talk about the use of stimulants to the experiences of individual disordered sleepers, who often feel pressure to consume stimulants.

Keywords:   Medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural studies, American studies, Medicalization, Biopolitics, Desire, Affect, disability studies

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