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Consuming habits : drugs in history and anthropology

Author: Jordan Goodman; Paul E Lovejoy; Andrew Sherratt
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This pioneering collection of original essays explores the rich analytical category of psycho- active substances from challenging historical and anthropological perspectives. 'An excellent  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jordan Goodman; Paul E Lovejoy; Andrew Sherratt
ISBN: 0415090393 9780415090391
OCLC Number: 31607481
Description: xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : peculiar substances ; Alcohol and its alternatives : symbol and substance in pre-industrial cultures / Andrew Sherratt --
Coca, beer, cigars and yagé : meals and anti-meals in an Amerindian community / Stephen Hugh-Jones --
Nicotian dreams : the prehistory and early history of tobacco in eastern North America / Alexander von Gernet --
Efficacy and concentration : analogies in betel use among the Fuyuge (Papua New Guinea) / Eric Hirsch --
Kola nuts : the 'coffee' of the central Sudan / Paul E. Lovejoy. Excitantia : or, how enlightenment Europe took to soft drugs / Jordan Goodman --
From coffeehouse to parlour : the consumption of coffee, tea and sugar in north-western Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Woodruff D. Smith --
Tobacco use and tobacco taxation : a battle of interests in early modern Europe / Jacob M. Price --
Japan and the world narcotics traffic / Kathryn Meyer --
The rise and fall and rise of cocaine in the United States / David T. Courtwright.
Responsibility: edited by Jordan Goodman, Paul E. Lovejoy, and Andrew Sherratt.
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