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Smoke : a global history of smoking

Smoke : a global history of smoking

Author: Sander L Gilman; Xun Zhou
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2004.
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Smoke: A Global History of Smoking examines the culture of smoking in different traditions and locations around the world. From opium dens in Victorian England to tobacco in Edo period Japan, and from ganja and cocaine to Havana cigars, Smoke encompasses the subject as no book has before. Based in cultural history, it employs a large number of images as part of its evidence: around 300 illustrations document smoking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
London : Reaktion Books, 2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sander L Gilman; Xun Zhou
ISBN: 9781861892003 1861892004
OCLC Number: 56967899
Description: 408 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Sander L. Gilman and Zhou Xun --
Smoking in history and culture --
Ritual smoking in Central America / Francis Robicsek --
The pleasures and perils of smoking in early modern England / Yanya Pollard --
Smoking in sub-Saharan Africa / Allen F. Roberts --
Tobacco in Iran / Rudi Matthee --
Smoking and Ayurvedic medicine in India / P. Ram Manohar --
Tobacco culture in Japan / Barnabas Tatsuya Suzuki --
Smoking in imperial China / Timothy Brook --
Tobacco in Edo Period Japan / Timon Screech --
How do we smoke? : accessories and utensils / Ben Rapaport --
The belle epoque of opium / Jos Ten Berge --
The opium den in Victorian London / Barry Milligan --
Smoking and sociability / Matthew Hilton --
Havana cigars and the West's imagination / Jean Stubbs --
A century of Kretek / Mark Hanusz --
Ganja in Jamaica / J. Edward Chamberlin and Barry Chevannes --
Smoking and all that jazz / Stephen Cottrell --
Smoking in modern China / Zhou Xun --
Smoking in modern Japan / Daniel Gilman --
Cigarettes in Soviet and post-Soviet Central Asia / Ruth Mandel --
The cocaine experience / Alberto Castoldi --
Smoking & sociability --
Smoking in art and literature --
Symbol and image : smoking in art since the seventeenth century / Benno Tempel --
The houkah in the harem : on smoking and Orientalist art / Ivan Davidson Kalmar --
Smoking in opera / Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon --
In praise of lady nicotine : a bygone era of prose, poetry ... and presentation / Eugene Umberger --
Cinematic smoke : from Weimar to Hollywood / Noah Isenberg --
Emblems of emptiness : smoking as a way of life in Jean Eustache's La maman et la putain / Dawn Marlan --
Smoking & art --
Smoking, gender and ethnicity --
Jews and smoking / Sander L. Gilman --
The commodified African American in nineteenth-century tobacco art ; Women and nineteenth-century images of smoking / Dolores Mitchell --
Toward a queer history of smoking / Robyn L. Schiffman --
Gender & ethnicity --
Smoking : the 'burning issue' --
Why do we smoke? : The physiology of smoking / Leslie Iverson --
Smoking, science and medicine / John Welshman --
Engineering consumer confidence in the twentieth century / Allan M. Brandt --
Marlboro man and the stigma of smoking / Patrick W. Corrigan --
Smoking & advertising.
Responsibility: edited by Sander L. Gilman and Zhou Xun.
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Smoke: A Global History of Smoking examines the culture of smoking in different traditions and locations around the world. From opium dens in Victorian England to tobacco in Edo period Japan, and  Read more...


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This ... fascinating book has opened my eyes... -- Beryl Bainbridge The Times As with the best histories Smoke paints a vivid picture of times past into which smoking itself is just a lure. Glasgow Read more...

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