ACID REVIVAL virtual launch event with Drexel University and Danielle Giffort

Danielle Giffort will join two other scholars and Drexel University in a Zoom event to launch her new book, ACID REVIVAL.
When Aug 09, 2020
from 08:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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A vivid analysis of the history and revival of clinical psychedelic science
 Join three assistant professors in a discussion of their recently published books: Dr. Danielle Giffort (Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy), Dr. Tania Jenkins (Doctors' Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession), and Dr. Kelly Underman (Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training). Each author will present a short summary or reading, followed by a facilitated discussion led by Dr. Joanna Kempner, and then a moderated Q&A session. Please register for the event here.

About Acid Revival: 

Danielle Giffort examines how a new generation of researchers and their allies are working to rehabilitate psychedelic drugs and usher in a new era of psychedelic medicine. This colorful and accessible history of the rise, fall, and reemergence of psychedelic medicine is infused with intriguing narratives and personalities—a story for popular science aficionados as well as for scholars of the history of science and medicine.

"How does science plow forward in the face of stigma and skepticism? In this captivating account brimming with fascinating episodes, Danielle Giffort shows how a new generation of mental health researchers seeks to bring psychedelic drugs out of the shadows as respectable therapies—and how they ward off the specters of the countercultural past." —Steven Epstein, author of Impure Science: AIDS, Activism, and the Politics of Knowledge

"Psychedelic medicine has the potential to transform psychiatry, but its advancement is threatened by unique social and legal challenges. Acid Revival provides an inside look at how the researchers conducting this controversial work present themselves as legitimate scientists. In a series of colorful stories, Danielle Giffort explains the role that cultural narrative and performance play in the production of expertise. Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding which drugs are deemed medically useful and why." —Joanna Kempner, author of Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health