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Drugs and the world

Drugs and the world

Author: Axel Klein
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The use and misuse of psychoactive substances is one of the most widely discussed and yet least understood social processes. It is easy to condemn the use of illicit drugs, as well as alcohol and tobacco, as problems that require the services of professionals and the retribution of the state. Sight has been lost of the contributions that drugs have played in society and culture and the key role they play in ritual,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Axel Klein
ISBN: 9781861893819 1861893817
OCLC Number: 781611973
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Taking leave of our senses : drug use and drug-taking in the 21st century --
The pathology of drug use --
Possible benefits of drug use --
How drugs have shaped history in the modern era --
Redefining the issue : symptom of decadence or development problem? --
International drug control : system and structure --
How drugs became a development issue --
Drugs and development along the silk route --
Positives and negatives of the drugs economy --
The khat economy --
Drugs and the management of pleasure.
Responsibility: Axel Klein.


Discusses the constructive aspect of drug use, and reviews the policies and interventions that make up the contemporary web of drug controls. This title traces the classification of substances to  Read more...


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... a welcome addition to the growing literature on the use and misuse of psychoactive substances and the policies and interventions that make up the global war against drugs ... Written in a clear Read more...

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