Shuang Li: Body, Soul, Desires, and Affections

Gabriela Acha, Heichi Magazine, May 28, 2020

In his book Testo Junkie, the philosopher Paul B. Preciado claims that the real engine of capitalism is the pharmacopornographic control of our subjectivities. The products of this economy are serotonin, testosterone, cortisone, antibiotics, alcohol, tobacco, morphine, insulin, cocaine, Viagra, basically any substance that facilitates the production of mental and psychosomatic states of excitement or relaxation or feelings of omnipotence and control.