Meth and Modernity
From fast-fashion to high-frequency trading, speed is now the prime mover in the world’s economy, so much so that it has entered our bio-chemistry. Anthropologist Jason Pine’s research into homemade meth production in rural Missouri shows that a backwater drug epidemic is in fact the spectre of an advanced mode of capitalism.
—032C Magazine, Summer 2016
In his essay “Tweaker Projects,” anthropologist Jason Pine describes how a meth habit can be spotted from a rural highway.