Drug Effects: Khat in Biocultural and Socioeconomic by Lisa Gezon

By Lisa Gezon

Khat, marijuana, peyote—are those harmful medicines or vilified vegetation with wealthy cultural and clinical values? during this ebook, Lisa Gezon brings the drug debate into the twenty first century, featuring standards for comparing psychotropic ingredients. targeting khat, whose furry leaves are an more and more renowned stimulant and the objective of vehement anti-drug campaigns, she explores biocultural and socioeconomic contexts on neighborhood, nationwide, and worldwide degrees. Gezon offers a multidisciplinary exam of the plant’s direct actual and mental results, in addition to oblique social and structural results on source of revenue and exertions productiveness, identification, gendered relationships, worldwide drug discourses, and meals protection. This refined, multi-leveled research cuts during the conventional conflict strains of the drug debate and is a version for figuring out and comparing psychotropic components round the world.

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