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Dangerous Harvest : Drug Plants and the Transformation of Indigenous Landscapes.

Author: Michael K Steinberg
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Presenting an overview of peoples' relations with drugs, this book presents case studies from various cultural landscapes that are involved in drug plant production, trade, and use, and examines historical uses of illicit plant substances. It also shows the deep historical, cultural, and economic ties between farmer and crop.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael K Steinberg
ISBN: 9780195349511 0195349512
OCLC Number: 437175139
Description: 1 online resource (334 pages)
Contents: Contents; Contributors; Introduction; I: Background Issues; 1 Drugs, Moral Geographies, and Indigenous Peoples: Some Initial Mappings and Central Issues; 2 The Stimulus of Prohibition: A Critical History of the Global Narcotics Trade; II: Case Studies; 3 Opium and the People of Laos; 4 Opium Production in Afghanistan and Pakistan; 5 The State and the Ongoing Struggle Over Coca in Bolivia: Legitimacy, Hegemony, and the Exercise of Power; 6 The Marijuana Milpa: Agricultural Adaptations in a Postsubsistence Maya Landscape in Southern Belize. 7 Sacred and Profane Uses of the Cactus Lophophora Williamsii from the South Texas Peyote Gardens8 Desert Traffic: The Dynamics of the Drug Trade in Northwestern Mexico; III: History and Drug Plants; 9 Cannabis in Colonial India: Production, State Intervention, and Resistance in the Late Nineteenth-Century Bengali Landscape; 10 Suppressing Opium and "Reforming" Minorities: Antidrug Campaigns in Ethnic Communities in the Early People's Republic of China; IV: Enviro.

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Presenting an overview of peoples' relations with drugs, this book presents case studies from various cultural landscapes that are involved in drug plant production, trade, and use, and examines historical uses of illicit plant substances. It also shows the deep historical, cultural, and economic ties between farmer and crop.

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