High Society The Central Role of Mind-Altering Drugs in History, Science, and Culture

ISBN-10: 1594773939

ISBN-13: 9781594773938

Edition: 2010

Authors: Mike Jay
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Inner Traditions International, Limited
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Mike Jay is the author of The Air Loom Gang, Emperors of Dreams: Drugs in the Nineteenth Century, Blue Tide: The Search for Soma and Artificial Paradises: A Drugs Reader, and editor of 1900: A Fin-de-Si cle Reader. www.booksattransworld.co.uk

Foreword
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
WhatlsaDrug?
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
Notes and further Reading
Acknowledgments
Picture Credits
Index
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