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Author Gezon, Lisa L.

Title Drug effects [electronic resource] : khat in biocultural and socioeconomic perspective / Lisa L. Gezon.

Imprint Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 263 p. : ill.
Series Advances in critical medical anthropology ; v. 3
Advances in critical medical anthropology ; v. 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1: Introduction Part I: Consumption, Identity, and Health 2: Patterns of Consumption 3: Leaf of Paradise or Scourge?: Drug Effects, Health and Legalization Part II: Indirect Effects: Production and Trade 4: Growing and Selling Khat 5: Implications for Food Security and Conservation 6: Intimate Livelihoods: Gender and Survival on the Margins Part III: The Silence of Green Gold: Drug Effects in Economies on the Margins 7: Khat on the Global Margins: Wars on Drugs, State Silence, and Alternative Development Drugs on the Global Margins 8: Tying It Together References Index About the Author.
Summary "Khat, marijuana, peyote--are these dangerous drugs or vilified plants with rich cultural and medical values? In this book, Lisa Gezon brings the drug debate into the 21st century, proposing criteria for evaluating psychotropic substances. Focusing on khat, whose bushy leaves are an increasingly popular stimulant and the target of vehement anti-drug campaigns, she explores biocultural and socioeconomic contexts on local, national, and global levels. Gezon provides a multidisciplinary examination of the plant's direct physical and psychological effects, as well as indirect social and structural effects on income and labor productivity, identity, gendered relationships, global drug discourses, and food security. This sophisticated, multileveled analysis cuts through the traditional battle lines of the drug debate and is a model for understanding and evaluating psychotropic substances around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Khat -- Social aspects.
Khat -- Economic aspects.
Khat -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781598744903 (pbk. : perm paper)
9781598744910 (paperback : perm paper)
9781611327885 (electronic bk.)

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