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Dave Boothroyd

whether there is one or more than one) snoops on a group of party animal, bohemian fashion industry punks with a penchant for heroin and other illicit substances. The object of desire is absorbed directly through the connection made by looking. The alien vision of the human world takes the form of quasi-psychedelic thermal images in which people and environment are barely distinguishable. With a perceptual disregard for the distinction between humans and anything else, even for the border between the inside and outside of the human body, the alien sees not only the drug

in Culture on drugs
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If it is not mysterious, it is not social theory
Marcel Stoetzle

‘contradiction’. Voilà : theory. Every social theory ‘makes some propositions which are counter to our immediate experiences and beliefs, and this is, in fact, the way in which we learn from them’. Craib uses the following two examples: The punk might believe that she is in full rebellion against the culture of her parents and authority, yet for the functionalist theorist she is setting in motion a series of adjustments by means of which that culture and society continue to survive in a smoother-running way than before. The worker might believe she is getting a

in Beginning classical social theory