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Goodman, Jordan and Lovejoy, Paul E and Sherratt, Andrew, eds. (2007) Consuming habits: global and historical perspectives on how cultures define drugs. London: Routledge .

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Covering a wide range of substances, including opium, cocaine, coffee, tobacco, kola, and betelnut, from prehistory to the present day, this new edition has been extensively updated, with an updated bibliography and two new chapters on cannabis and khat. Consuming Habits is the perfect companion for all those interested in how different cultures have defined drugs across the ages. Psychoactive substances have been central to the formation of civilizations, the definition of cultural identities, and the growth of the world economy. The labelling of these substances as 'legal' or 'illegal' has diverted attention away from understanding their important cultural and historical role. This collection explores the rich analytical category of psychoactive substances from challenging historical and anthropological perspectives.


Item Type
Book
Date
2007
Call No
MC
Pages
xv, 28
Publisher
Routledge
Place of Publication
London
ISBN
978-0-415-42582-7
Edition
2nd ed.
Keywords
Europe, AOD use, beer, coffee, tea, Cola, marijuana in any form, betel nut, khat in any form, cocaine, sociology and anthropology, homogeneous culture, high and popular culture, AOD culture, drug trafficking, tobacco industry, United States, Brazil, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, psychoactive substances
Notes
Includes bibliographical references, an index and tables.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 3687 (Available)

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