New PDF release: Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic

By Stephen Siff

ISBN-10: 025203919X

ISBN-13: 9780252039195

ISBN-10: 0252080769

ISBN-13: 9780252080760

Now synonymous with Sixties counterculture, LSD really entered the yank awareness through the mainstream. Time and Life, messengers of lumpen-American respectability, trumpeted its grand arrival in a postwar panorama scoured of captivating descriptions of drug use whereas retailers around the media panorama piggybacked on their assurance with tales through turns sensationalized and glowing.

 

Acid Hype bargains the untold story of LSD's wild trip from Brylcreem and Ivory cleaning soap to incense and peppermints. As Stephen Siff indicates, the early cognizance lavished at the drug through the inside track media glorified its use in remedies for psychological affliction but in addition its prestige as a mystical--yet legitimate--gateway to exploring the subconscious brain. Siff's background takes readers to the heart of ways renowned media hyped psychedelic medications in a continually moving felony and social atmosphere, generating an elaborate courting among medications and media event that got here to outline modern popular culture. It additionally strains how the breathless insurance of LSD gave technique to a textbook ethical panic, reworking yesterday's subtle seeker of truths into an acid casualty splayed out past the perimeter of well mannered society.

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By Stephen Siff

ISBN-10: 025203919X

ISBN-13: 9780252039195

ISBN-10: 0252080769

ISBN-13: 9780252080760

Now synonymous with Sixties counterculture, LSD really entered the yank awareness through the mainstream. Time and Life, messengers of lumpen-American respectability, trumpeted its grand arrival in a postwar panorama scoured of captivating descriptions of drug use whereas retailers around the media panorama piggybacked on their assurance with tales through turns sensationalized and glowing.

 

Acid Hype bargains the untold story of LSD's wild trip from Brylcreem and Ivory cleaning soap to incense and peppermints. As Stephen Siff indicates, the early cognizance lavished at the drug through the inside track media glorified its use in remedies for psychological affliction but in addition its prestige as a mystical--yet legitimate--gateway to exploring the subconscious brain. Siff's background takes readers to the heart of ways renowned media hyped psychedelic medications in a continually moving felony and social atmosphere, generating an elaborate courting among medications and media event that got here to outline modern popular culture. It additionally strains how the breathless insurance of LSD gave technique to a textbook ethical panic, reworking yesterday's subtle seeker of truths into an acid casualty splayed out past the perimeter of well mannered society.

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