Please join us to launch Fay Dennis's book: Injecting bodies in more-than-human worlds
Book launch with guest speakers: Darin Weinberg (University of Cambridge), Nicole Vitellone (University of Liverpool) and Tim Rhodes (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), chaired by Marsha Rosengarten (Goldsmiths, University of London).
About the book:
Drug use is widely understood in terms of its subjects, substances and settings. But what happens when these distinctions start to blur?
Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds moves away from a hierarchical conceptualisation of drug use based on its subjects and their objects, offering fresh insights into the complex world of injecting drugs. Focusing on the Deleuzian notion of bodies-in-process, Dennis proposes a new and timely approach to drugs where agency materialises in relation to others – human and not. Using ethnographic data to demonstrate bodies’ in/capacities to act through their relationality, Dennis carefully maps out where bodies are thought, practised, lived and intervened-with: caught in tension between pleasure and addiction, activity and passivity, ‘becoming-other’ and ‘becoming-blocked’, and making and breaking habits.
Arguing for a deeper engagement both with how bodies are enacted and with our collective responsibility to bring them together in healthier ways, this volume offers a unique intervention into the sociology of drugs and, more widely, health and illness.
This event is generously supported by the Centre for Invention and Social Process.
Dates & times
If you are attending an event and need the College to help with any mobility requirements you may have, please contact the event organiser in advance to ensure we can accommodate your needs.