Narco-travelogues and capital's appetites

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Musgrove, Brian. 2001. "Narco-travelogues and capital's appetites." Studies in Travel Writing. 5 (1), pp. 130-148. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645145.2001.9634914
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Narco-travelogues and capital's appetites

ERA Journal ID12208
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorMusgrove, Brian
Journal TitleStudies in Travel Writing
Journal Citation5 (1), pp. 130-148
Number of Pages19
Year2001
Place of PublicationNottingham, United Kingdom
ISSN1364-5145
1755-7550
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13645145.2001.9634914
Web Address (URL)http://www.erica.demon.co.uk/STW/STW5.html
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.

Keywordsdrug literature; drugs; travel writing; travel; cultures of consumption
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440107. Social and cultural anthropology
360203. Professional writing and journalism practice
470203. Consumption and everyday life
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