Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy
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About the Author
Danielle Giffort is a Senior User Experience Researcher at Ipsos.
"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