(High Society) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ñ Mike Jay

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review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ö Mike Jay Mike Jay Ö 0 characters High Society characters È 100 An illustrated cultural history of drug use from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals • Featuring artwork from the upcoming High Society exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London one of the world’s greatest medical history collections • Explores the roles drugs play in different cultures as medicines religious sacraments status symbols and coveted trade goods • Reveals how drugs drove the global trade and cultural exchange that made the modern world • Examines the causes of drug prohibitions a century ago and the c. An okay book about various drugs that the world consumes Very broad as it included stuff like sugarteacoffee and tobacco etc

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review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ö Mike Jay Mike Jay Ö 0 characters High Society characters È 100 Les drugs play in different cultures as medicines religious sacraments status symbols and coveted trade goods From the botanicals of the classical world through the mind bending self experiments of 18th and 19th century scientists to the synthetic molecules that have transformed our understanding of the brain Mike Jay reveals how drugs such as tobacco tea and opium drove the global trade and cultural exchange that created the modern world and examines the forces that led to the prohibition of opium and cocaine a century ago and the “war on drugs” that rages today. A very brief but well researched history of human drug use While most readers see most photos online these days it s worth putting on reading glasses and engaging with the photographic documentation A must read for anyone interested in drug policy reform

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review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ö Mike Jay Mike Jay Ö 0 characters High Society characters È 100 Urrent “war on drugs” Every society is a high society Every day people drink coffee on European terraces and kava in Pacific villages; chew betel nut in Indonesian markets and coca leaf on Andean mountainsides; swallow ecstasy tablets in the clubs of Amsterdam and opium pills in the deserts of Rajastan; smoke hashish in Himalayan temples and tobacco and marijuana in every nation on earth Exploring the spectrum of drug use throughout history from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals High Society paints vivid portraits of the ro. The strong and weak point of this book is the same it is not moralizing in either direction This left me somewhat disappointed as different attitudes to drug use or the biological effects of mind altering drugs were not given a strong focus However this is also a strong point few books in this genre provide a matter of fact account of humanity s history of drug consumption and this book is a surprisingly clear and concise accountIn contrast to other books on this topic the author does not attempt to convince you to agree with any specific point of view and the writing style is engaging and elegantIn addition the book provides reference literature with comments for each chapter A cursory overlook gave me the impression that the author strives to account for literature from both positive and critical points of view


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    characters High Society Mike Jay Ö 0 characters (High Society) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ñ Mike Jay An okay book about various drugs that the world consumes Very broad as it included stuff like sugarteacoffee and

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    Mike Jay Ö 0 characters review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ö Mike Jay (High Society) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ñ Mike Jay This was an engagingly written brief history of the economics and culture of drugs from the soft drugs sugar chocolate tobacco tea and coffee to the harder stuff such as opium coca and alcohol Meant to be paired with an exhibit at the Wellcome in London this made me wish I could have seen the exhibit itself which featured historical art and

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    (High Society) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ñ Mike Jay Mike Jay Ö 0 characters review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ö Mike Jay Part 1 of 3 A Universal Impulse One would think that a geographic approach organizing drug use by continents or climate zone would be

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    (High Society) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ñ Mike Jay The strong and weak point of this book is the same it is not moralizing in either direction This left me somewhat disappointed as different attitudes to drug use or the biological effects of mind altering drugs were not given a strong focus However this is also a strong point few books in this genre provide a matter of fact account of human

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    (High Society) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ñ Mike Jay they say a picture is worth 1000 words but in the case of this book that saying is put to the test Mike Jay's book glimpses at all the drugs imaginable but does not explore any of them or their meaning in depth It is the pictures that set the scene accordingly transforming these moments of reading into theme fitting curious multi

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    (High Society) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ñ Mike Jay Somebody compared this to a museum tour Pretty appropriate I’d say with all the pictures and short pieces of neutrally written texts Remained much on the surface but still interesting to read Very introduction li

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    Mike Jay Ö 0 characters review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ö Mike Jay (High Society) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ñ Mike Jay Good beautifully illustrated and up to date introduction to the ancient and universal phenomenon of drug use from an historical and cultural perspective I have to admit though that this book has left me hungry for eeeeerm ? ;

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    characters High Society Mike Jay Ö 0 characters review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ö Mike Jay A very brief but well researched history of human drug use While most readers see most photos online these days it's worth putting on reading glasses and engaging with the photographic documentation A must read for anyone interested in drug policy reform

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    (High Society) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ñ Mike Jay The 'High Society' exhibition at the Wellcome Collection November 2010 February 2011 was one of the most interesting and best curated exhibitions I have ever visited This was the tie in book which is as intellig

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    characters High Society Mike Jay Ö 0 characters (High Society) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ñ Mike Jay I bought this book at the High Society exhibtion at Welcome earlier in the year While the exhibition had uite a lot of int

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  • Paperback
  • 192
  • High Society
  • Mike Jay
  • English
  • 10 December 2020
  • 9781594773938