Cigarettes are Sublime

The book is important for . . . situating the act of smoking in Western culture and telling us addicts, without condescension, what kind of dance we're doing 10 or 20 times a day.

Author: Richard Klein


ISBN: 0330340166

Category: Cigarette habit

Page: 209

View: 696


"An elegant display of prose. . . . [Klein's] polemic is bravely cranky. The book is important for . . . situating the act of smoking in Western culture and telling us addicts, without condescension, what kind of dance we're doing 10 or 20 times a day."--Laura Mansnerus, "New York Times Book Review" "[A] wise and timely book: it is also sly, funny, and peculiarly seductive. . . . [A] remarkable achievement."--John Banville, "New York Review of Books"

Spirituality Ethics And The Meaning Of Work A Philosophical Perspective

Barry, I think you shoul dask yourself whether you are being deceived by the anti-
smoking propaganda from the ... I was a French major in college, and my favorite
professor recently published a book called Cigarettes are Sublime.8 Solomon: ...

Author: Albert Allan Anderson

Publisher: ICFAI Books

ISBN: 9788178814094

Category: Business ethics

Page: 208

View: 145


Spirituality shapes human existence. This book attempts to see philosophy as an essential element in every workplace. Ethical issues and concerns should be part of the workplace. Downsizing, the meaning of work, etc., are discussed here.

Land of Disenchantment

Richard Klein's Cigarettes are Sublime (1993) writes of tobacco in a manner that
evokes Michael Trujillo's comment “Dying will I rise.” For Klein and the tobacco
users he writes about, cigarettes' sublime power is their link to death. He writes: ...

Author: Michael L. Trujillo

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826347374

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 417


New Mexico's Española Valley is situated in the northern part of the state between the fabled Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains. Many of the Valley’s communities have roots in the Spanish and Mexican periods of colonization, while the Native American Pueblos of Ohkay Owingeh and Santa Clara are far older. The Valley's residents include a large Native American population, an influential "Anglo" or "non-Hispanic white" minority, and a growing Mexican immigrant community. In spite of the varied populace, native New Mexican Latinos, or Nuevomexicanos, remain the majority and retain control of area politics. In this experimental ethnography, Michael Trujillo presents a vision of Española that addresses its denigration by neighbors--and some of its residents--because it represents the antithesis of the positive narrative of New Mexico. Contradicting the popular notion of New Mexico as the "Land of Enchantment," a fusion of race, landscape, architecture, and food into a romanticized commodity, Trujillo probes beneath the surface to reveal the causes of social dysfunction brought about by colonization and te transition from a pastoral to an urban economy.

The Smoking Book

SMOKING LANDSCAPE "/ didn't believe all the things my father used to tell me .
... 1 of Cigarettes Are Sublime, especially pp. 2 8-40. LIFE-GIVING MIST It is said
that the smoke of tobacco Much in this story is derived from Johannes Wilbert, ...

Author: Lesley Stern

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226773302

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 373


The pleasures of smoking are revealed in this literary study of the subject


A Global History of Smoking Goldwin Smith Professor of Humane Studies Sander
L Gilman, Sander L. Gilman, Zhou Xun, ... His Cigarettes Are Sublime ( 1993 ) is
the only study that provides intricate and compelling readings of smoking in the ...

Author: Goldwin Smith Professor of Humane Studies Sander L Gilman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861892004

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 586


An incisive collection of essays and more than three hundred illustrations examines the global history and culture of smoking in various traditions and places, from opium dens in Victorian England to Havana cigars, documenting smokers of many substances, the changing role of smoking, tobacco advertising, the moral issues of smoking, and more.


At least that is how it appears to men , for whom the sight of women smoking is
both threatening and intensely , voyeuristically exciting . - Richard Klein ,
Cigarettes Are Sublime Those public notices about the dangers of syphilis that
Stravinsky ...

Author: Linda Hutcheon

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803273185

Category: Music

Page: 294

View: 424


An interdisciplinary study of the interconnected subtexts of erotic attraction, illness, and death in several 19th- and 20th-century operatic texts. This is an examination of how opera uses the singing body to give voice to the suffering person. It presents medical and literary sources to make sense of the changing depiction of disease in opera.

Against Health

The title of this book, Against Health, arises out of the same counterintuitive
impulse and obeys the same rhetorical strategy that led me to call two of my
books Cigarettes Are Sublime and Eat Fat. I call that rhetorical strategy “
contrarian ...

Author: Jonathan M. Metzl

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814761100

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 251


You see someone smoking a cigarette and say,“Smoking is bad for your health,” when what you mean is, “You are a bad person because you smoke.” You encounter someone whose body size you deem excessive, and say, “Obesity is bad for your health,” when what you mean is, “You are lazy, unsightly, or weak of will.” You see a woman bottle-feeding an infant and say,“Breastfeeding is better for that child’s health,” when what you mean is that the woman must be a bad parent. You see the smokers, the overeaters, the bottle-feeders, and affirm your own health in the process. In these and countless other instances, the perception of your own health depends in part on your value judgments about others, and appealing to health allows for a set of moral assumptions to fly stealthily under the radar. Against Health argues that health is a concept, a norm, and a set of bodily practices whose ideological work is often rendered invisible by the assumption that it is a monolithic, universal good. And, that disparities in the incidence and prevalence of disease are closely linked to disparities in income and social support. To be clear, the book's stand against health is not a stand against the authenticity of people's attempts to ward off suffering. Against Health instead claims that individual strivings for health are, in some instances, rendered more difficult by the ways in which health is culturally configured and socially sustained. The book intervenes into current political debates about health in two ways. First, Against Health compellingly unpacks the divergent cultural meanings of health and explores the ideologies involved in its construction. Second, the authors present strategies for moving forward. They ask, what new possibilities and alliances arise? What new forms of activism or coalition can we create? What are our prospects for well-being? In short, what have we got if we ain't got health? Against Health ultimately argues that the conversations doctors, patients, politicians, activists, consumers, and policymakers have about health are enriched by recognizing that, when talking about health, they are not all talking about the same thing. And, that articulating the disparate valences of “health” can lead to deeper, more productive, and indeed more healthy interactions about our bodies.

The Soul in Everyday Life

So writes Richard Klein, in Cigarettes Are Sublime, a book that goes against the
tide of political correctness by praising the virtues of cigarette smoking. But
Klein's remark is neither about deliberate suicides nor about death-defying acts.

Author: Daniel Chapelle

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791458636

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 923


Argues that contemporary psychology neglects the soul and addresses ways to remedy this. The Soul in Everyday Life argues that modern psychology has given up on dealing with the idea of soul (or psyche), even though the field is named after it. If psychology wishes to be truly satisfying, it needs to be more than behavioral science, according to Daniel Chapelle. He concludes that psychology can only satisfy the deepest human needs when it can offer a sense of soul in everyday life. He explores ways of restoring this sense of soul to everyday life by examining how talk about something as elusive as the soul is possible and by reanimating a sense for what the notion of soul can mean. Working in the tradition of Nietzsche, Freud, Jung, and Jung's student James Hillman, Chapelle reaches back into millennia of Western thought to reanimate the dying sense of soul in everyday life and put the "psyche" back in "psychology."

Where Stuff Comes From

With death somewhatless certain, they will driverecklessly, drink excessively,
orsmoke tobacco. Cigarettes maybe ahealth menace (“coffin nails”) ... we can'tget
them out ofourminds. InRichardKlein's strong statement, “cigarettes are sublime.

Author: Harvey Molotch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135946340

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 603


Molotch takes us on a fascinating exploration into the worlds of technology, design, corporate and popular culture. We now see how corporations, designers, retailers, advertisers, and other middle-men influence what a thing can be and how it is made. We see the way goods link into ordinary life as well as vast systems of consumption, economic and political operation. The book is a meditation into the meaning of the stuff in our lives and what that stuff says about us.

Aesthetic Afterlives

See also Richard Klein's theoretical romance Cigarettes Are Sublime (Durham,
NC: Duke University Press, 1993), where the cigarette emerges as the
representative form of the Kantian idea of aesthetic autonomy. For a more
detailed ...

Author: Andrew Eastham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441102089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 308


Since the development of British Aestheticism in the 1870s, the concept of irony has focused a series of anxieties which are integral to modern literary practice. Examining some of the most important debates in post-Romantic aesthetics through highly focused textual readings of authors from Walter Pater and Henry James to Samuel Beckett and Alan Hollinghurst, this study investigates the dialectical position of irony in Aestheticism and its twentieth-century afterlives. Aesthetic Afterlives constructs a far-reaching theoretical narrative by positioning Victorian Aestheticism as the basis of Literary Modernity. Aestheticism's cultivation of irony and reflexive detachment was central to this legacy, but it was also the focus of its own self-critique. Anxieties about the concept and practice of irony persisted through Modernism, and have recently been positioned in Hollinghurst's work as a symptom of the political stasis within post-modern culture. Referring to the recent debates about the 'new aestheticism' and the politics of aesthetics, Eastham asks how a utopian Aestheticism can be reconstructed from the problematics of irony and aesthetic autonomy that haunted writers from Pater to Adorno.

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances

A Counterblaste to Tobacco, R.B., London. James, J. ... Cigarettes are Sublime,
Picador, London. Knight, V.J., 1975. Some Observations Concerning Plant
Materials and Aboriginal Smoking in Eastern North America', JALA 21/2, 120–44.
Kohn ...

Author: Richard Rudgley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466886001

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 314


For all those who might like to believe that drug use has been relegated to the suburban rec rooms and ghetto crack houses of the late twentieth century, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances offers shocking, yet thoroughly enlightening evidence to the contrary. In fact, from Neolithic man to Queen Victoria, humans have abused all sorts of drugs in the name of religion, tradition, and recreation, including such "controlled substances" as chocolate, lettuce, and toads. From glue-sniffing to LSD to kava, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances provides the first reliable, comprehensive exploration of this fascinating and controversial topic. With over one hundred entries, acclaimed author Richard Rudgley covers not only the chemical and botanical background of each substance, but its physiological and psychological effect on the user. Of particular value is Rudgley's emphasis on the historical and cultural role of these mind-altering substances. Impeccably researched and hugely entertaining, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances will appeal to anyone interested in one of the most misunderstood and yet also most widespread of human activities - the chemical quest for an altered state of consciousness.

Para Inquiry

Klein, Richard, Cigarettes Are Sublime, Durham: Duke University Press, 1994.
Krauss, Rosalind, The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths,
Cambridge, MA: MlT Press, 1985. Krieger, Murray, The lnstitution of Theory, ...

Author: Victor E. Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134658947

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 821


Para/Inquiry represents the next generation of postmodern studies. Focusing on cultural studies religion, and literature, Victor E. Taylor provides us with a fresh look at the history and main themes of postmodernism, both in style and content. Central to the book is the status of the sacred in postmodern times. Taylor explores the sacred images in art, culture and literature. We see that the concept of the sacred is uniquely singular and resistant to an easy assimilation into artistic, cultural or narrative forms. Anyone wishing to gain a new and exciting understanding of postmodernism, will read this book with great pleasure.

Coming Clean

... “Drug Use in U.S. Army Enlisted Men in Vietnam: A Follow-Up on Their Return
Home,” American Journal of Epidemiology 99 (1974): 235–49. 24. Richard Klein,
Cigarettes Are Sublime (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1996), 184. 25.

Author: Robert Granfield

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814715818

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 312


Despite the widely accepted view that formal treatment and twelve-step groups are essential for overcoming dependencies on alcohol and drugs, each year large numbers of former addicts quietly recover on their own, without any formal treatment or participation in self-help groups at all. Coming Clean explores the untold stories of untreated addicts who have recovered from a lifestyle of excessive and compulsive substance use without professional assistance. Based on 46 in-depth interviews with formerly addicted individuals, this controversial volume examines their reasons for avoiding treatment, the strategies they employed to break away from their dependencies, the circumstances that facilitated untreated recovery, and the implications of recovery without treatment for treatment professionals as well as for prevention and drug policy. Because of the pervasive belief that addiction is a disease requiring formal intervention, few training programs for physicians, social workers, psychologists, and other health professionals explore the phenomenon of natural recovery from addiction. Coming Clean offers insights for treatment professionals of how recovery without treatment can work and how candidates for this approach can be identified. A detailed appendix outlines specific strategies which will be of interest to addicted individuals themselves who wish to attempt the process of recovery without treatment.

The Spoils of Freedom

When the mother was told about the people who wanted to help her daughter,
she responded by saying that the most their family currently needed was a coffee
pot and some cigarettes. The sublime appeal of the picture vanished at that ...

Author: Renata Salecl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134906116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 926


The rise of nationalist, racist and anti-feminist ideologies is one of the most frightening repercussions of the collapse of socialism. Using psychoanalytic theories of fantasy to investigate why such extremist ideologies have taken hold, Renata Salecl argues that the major social and political changes in post-communist Eastern Europe require a radical re-evaluation of notions of liberal theories of democracy. In doing so she offers a new approach to human rights and feminism grounded in her own active partipation in the struggles, first against communism and now against nationalism and anti-feminism.

Psychoanalytic Accounts of Consuming Desire

Klein,R.E.(1993). Cigarettes are Sublime, London:Picador. Kozinets, Robert (
2007). Technology/Ideology: How Fields Ideological Influence Consumers'
Technology Narratives. Journal of Consumer Research,34: 865–881. Kristeva,J. (

Author: John Desmond

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137289087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 653


Provides an accessible introduction to psychoanalytic explanations of consumer desire. Topics are drawn widely to reflect the scope of Freud's vision and include dreams, sexuality and hysteria. Discussion is widened to selectively include authors such as Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan, and to include evaluation of current research.

High Culture

This collection of essays continues a critical theoretical discussion of addiction
that includes a 1993 issue of the journal differences, Richard Klein's Cigarettes
are Sublime, Avital Ronell's Crack Wars, a conference on Addiction and Culture ...

Author: Anna Alexander

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791487587

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 916


Addresses the place of addiction in modern art, literature, philosophy, and psychology, including its effects on the works of such thinkers and writers as Heidegger, Nietzsche, DeQuincey, Breton, and Burroughs.

Collecting in a Consumer Society

Klapp, Orrin E. (1991), Inflation of Symbols: Loss of Values in American Culture,
New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers. Klein, Richard (1993),
Cigarettes are Sublime, Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Kohák, Erazim (
1992) ...

Author: Russell W. Belk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134575992

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 334


This groundbreaking book examines the relationship between the development of the consumer society and the rise of collecting by individuals and institutions. Rusell Belk considers how and why people collect, as individuals, corporations and museums, and the impact this collecting has on us and our culture. Collecting in a Consumer Society outlines the history of museum collecting from ancient civilizations to the present. It also looks at aspects of consumer culture - advertizing, department stores, mass merchandizing, consumer desires, and how this relates to the activity of collecting. Collecting in a Consumer Society is the first book to focus on collecting as material consumption. This is a provocative and engaging book, essential reading for anyone involved with the process of collecting.

The Obesity Myth

tradeoffs of, ref-1 See also dieting Chung, Connie, ref-1 Cigarettes Are Sublime (
Klein), ref-1 class action suits against fast-food industry, ref-1 Claudel, Paul, ref-1
Clinton, Bill, ref-1, ref-2, ref-3, ref-4 Clinton, Hillary, ref-1, ref-2, ref-3, ref-4, ref-5, ...

Author: Paul Campos

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101216590

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 905


Is your weight hazardous to your health? According to public-health authorities, 65 percent of us are overweight. Every day, we are bombarded with dire warnings about America’s "obesity epidemic." Close to half of the adult population is dieting, obsessed with achieving an arbitrary "ideal weight." Yet studies show that a moderately active larger person is likely to be far healthier (and to live longer) than someone who is thin but sedentary. And contrary to what the fifty-billion-dollar-per-year weight-loss industry would have us believe medical science has not yet come up with a way to make people thin. After years spent scrutinizing medical studies and interviewing leading doctors, scientists, eating- disorder specialists, and psychiatrists, Professor Paul Campos is here to lead the backlash against weight hysteria—and to show that we can safeguard our health without obsessing about the numbers on the scale. But The Obesity Myth is not just a compelling argument, grounded in the latest scientific research; it’s also a provocative, wry exposé of the culture that feeds on our self-defeating war on fat. Campos will show: How the nation’s most prestigious and trusted media sources consistently misinform the public about obesity What the movie industry’s love affair with the "fat suit" tells us about the relationship between racial- and body-based prejudice in America How the skinny elite—with their "supersized" lifestyles and gas-guzzling SUVs—project their anxieties about overconsumption on the poorer and heavier underclass How weight-loss mania fueled the impeachment of Bill Clinton In this paradigm-busting read, Professor Campos challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the medical, political, and cultural meaning of weight and brings a rational and compelling new voice to America’s increasingly irrational weight debate.

Contemporary Authors

Terrie M. Rooney, Rooney Rooney Terrie M. blunders while performing on a
televised comedy WRITINGS : show . Then he proves so successful on a
televised crime re - enactment that his neighbors have him ar Cigarettes Are
Sublime , Duke ...

Author: Terrie M. Rooney

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787611859

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 457

View: 633


Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®.