Learning to smoke : tobacco use in the West (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Learning to smoke : tobacco use in the West

Learning to smoke : tobacco use in the West

Author: Jason Hughes
Publisher: Chicago (Ill.) : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Why do people smoke? Taking a unique approach to this question, Jason Hughes moves beyond the usual focus on biological addiction to demonstrate how sociocultural and personal understandings of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Hughes
ISBN: 0226359107 9780226359106
OCLC Number: 469954070
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 191-195. Index.
Description: XIII-201 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Tobacco use among Native American peoples --
Tobacco use and humoral bodies: the introduction of tobacco into Britain and other parts of Europe --
Tobacco use and clinical bodies: tobacco use in the twentieth-century west --
Becoming a smoker.
Responsibility: Jason Hughes.
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"Learning to Smoke makes very original arguments about the use of tobacco in Western societies. Mindful of major sociological theories and nicely supported by a wealth of historical documentation, Read more...

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