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The Resource Acid hype : American news media and the psychedelic experience, Stephen Siff

Acid hype : American news media and the psychedelic experience, Stephen Siff

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Acid hype : American news media and the psychedelic experience
Title
Acid hype
Title remainder
American news media and the psychedelic experience
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Siff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Now synonymous with Sixties counterculture, LSD actually entered the American consciousness via the mainstream. Time and Life, messengers of lumpen-American respectability, trumpeted its grand arrival in a postwar landscape scoured of alluring descriptions of drug use while outlets across the media landscape piggybacked on their coverage with stories by turns sensationalized and glowing. Acid Hype offers the untold tale of LSD's wild journey from Brylcreem and Ivory soap to incense and peppermints. As Stephen Siff shows, the early attention lavished on the drug by the news media glorified its use in treatments for mental illness but also its status as a mystical--yet legitimate--gateway to exploring the unconscious mind. Siff's history takes readers to the center of how popular media hyped psychedelic drugs in a constantly shifting legal and social environment, producing an intricate relationship between drugs and media experience that came to define contemporary pop culture. It also traces how the breathless coverage of LSD gave way to a textbook moral panic, transforming yesterday's refined seeker of truths into an acid casualty splayed out beyond the fringe of polite society."--
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1972-
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Siff, Stephen
Dewey number
302.23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.D78
LC item number
S54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 I-519
  • QV 77.7
Series statement
History of communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drugs and mass media
  • Hallucinogenic drugs
  • Hallucinogenic drugs
  • LSD (Drug)
  • LSD (Drug)
  • Hallucinogens
  • Mass Media
  • History, 20th Century
  • Culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
Acid hype : American news media and the psychedelic experience, Stephen Siff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Midcentury media's trip with LSD -- Early restrictions on drug speech, 1900-1956 -- Introducing LSD, 1953-1956 -- Creating a psychedelic past, 1954-1960 -- Research at the intersection of media and medicine, 1957-1962 -- Luce, Leary, and LSD, 1963-1965 -- Moral panic and media hype, 1966-1968 -- Postscript: Psychedelic media
Control code
893454373
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780252080760
Lccn
2014042889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044404
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893454373
Label
Acid hype : American news media and the psychedelic experience, Stephen Siff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Midcentury media's trip with LSD -- Early restrictions on drug speech, 1900-1956 -- Introducing LSD, 1953-1956 -- Creating a psychedelic past, 1954-1960 -- Research at the intersection of media and medicine, 1957-1962 -- Luce, Leary, and LSD, 1963-1965 -- Moral panic and media hype, 1966-1968 -- Postscript: Psychedelic media
Control code
893454373
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780252080760
Lccn
2014042889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044404
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893454373

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