This book depicts a fictional encounter between Artaud, Michaux and Zhuangzi to raise important issues about comparative literature. It shows that the themes of rationality, cosmology and ethics are particularly pertinent to bridging a comparative dialogue between them.
1. Introduction: Cultures of Intoxication 2. Representing Drugs and Intoxication in Popular Media 3. The Mediated Regulation of Intoxication in the Age of ‘Old’ Media: The US Experience from ‘Reefer Madness’ to “Just Say No” 4. Drugs Regulation and Mediated Drugs Education in Britain 5. New Media, Popular Culture and Cultures of Intoxication 6. Virtual Intoxication: YouTube and Popular Drugs Culture 7. Conclusion: Virtual Intoxication, Drug Styles and the Way We Consume