High Society, English edition

Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture
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CONTENTS A Universal Impulse High Societies . The Evolution of Drugs . Animal Intoxication . Drugs and Shamanism . Drugs and Culture . The Culture of Kava . The Culture of Betel . Drug Prohibitions . Drug Subcultures . The Cultures of Ecstasy From Apothecary to Laboratory What Is a Drug? . Drugs in Antiquity . Renaissance Herbals . Witches and Flying Ointments . The Invention of Laudanum . Linnaeus and the Enlightenment . The First Synthetic Drugs . Opium and the Romantics . The Club des Haschischins . Freud and Cocaine . Addiction and Drug Control . Mescaline{,} LSD and Beyond . Drugs of the Future The Drugs Trade Drugs of the New World . The Psychoactive Revolution . Tobacco in China{,} Tea in Europe . The Opium Wars . The Anti-Opium campaign . Temperance and Prohibition . The 'War on Drugs' . Epilogue: The Decline of Tobacco
Looks at the earliest archaeological evidence of drug use, the botanicals of the classical world, and, the mind-bending self-experiments of early scientists. This title explores the international spectrum of drug use in cultures throughout the modern world.
Autor: Mike Jay
Mike Jay has written widely on the cultural history of science, medicine and the mind. His books include The Influencing Machine, The Story of James Tilly Matthews and his Confinement in Eighteenth-century Bedlam and High Society: Mind-altering Drugs in History and Culture. He reviews regularly for The London Review of Books and The Wall Street Journal. This Way Madness Lies was written in conjunction with the exhibition 'Bedlam: the asylum and beyond', which he co-curated for the Wellcome Collection in London. He is a research affiliate of the Health Humanities Centre at University College London and a trustee of the Bethlem Art and History Collection.

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Autor: Mike Jay
ISBN-13 :: 9780500289105
ISBN: 0500289107
Verlag: Thames & Hudson
Gewicht: 642g
Seiten: 192
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 157 illustrations, 142 in colour

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