Scoring ecstasy: MDMA, consumerism and spirituality in the early fiction of Irvine Welsh

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/232312
Title:
Scoring ecstasy: MDMA, consumerism and spirituality in the early fiction of Irvine Welsh
Authors:
Stephenson, William
Abstract:
This article discusses how Irvine Welsh, explores ecstasy's ability to enhance communication and offer people a version of religious ritual which means that the drug has the potential, at least, to modify subjectivity and intersubjective relationships in his work. The article focuses mainly on Welsh's novel Marabou Stork Nightmares, the novella 'The Undefeated' (from the collection Ecstasy) and the title story of the collection The Acid House.
Affiliation:
Chester College of Higher Education
Citation:
Journal for Cultural Research, 2003, &(2), pp. 147-163
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal for Cultural Research
Issue Date:
Apr-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/232312
DOI:
10.1080/14797580305357
Additional Links:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14797585.asp
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1479-7585
Sponsors:
This article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - English Language & Literature.
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dc.contributor.authorStephenson, Williamen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-06T08:33:37Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-06T08:33:37Z-
dc.date.issued2003-04-
dc.identifier.citationJournal for Cultural Research, 2003, &(2), pp. 147-163en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1479-7585-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14797580305357-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/232312-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses how Irvine Welsh, explores ecstasy's ability to enhance communication and offer people a version of religious ritual which means that the drug has the potential, at least, to modify subjectivity and intersubjective relationships in his work. The article focuses mainly on Welsh's novel Marabou Stork Nightmares, the novella 'The Undefeated' (from the collection Ecstasy) and the title story of the collection The Acid House.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - English Language & Literature.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14797585.aspen_GB
dc.subjectIrvine Welshen_GB
dc.subjectecstasyen_GB
dc.subjectdrugsen_GB
dc.titleScoring ecstasy: MDMA, consumerism and spirituality in the early fiction of Irvine Welshen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChester College of Higher Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal for Cultural Researchen_GB
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