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Drugs in Africa: Histories and Ethnographies of Use, Trade, and Control (Hardback)
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Drugs in Africa: Histories and Ethnographies of Use, Trade, and Control (Hardback)

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Hardback 205 Pages / Published: 07/08/2014
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This cutting-edge volume is the first to address the burgeoning interest in drugs and Africa among scholars, policymakers, and the general public. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading academics and practitioners to explore the use, trade, production, and control of mind-altering substances on the continent

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137321893
Number of pages: 205
Weight: 466 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm


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"Research on psychoactive substance use in Africa is a fast developing field and this volume has ably redressed the oft-expressed concern about the lack of information on the subject. Thanks to Klantschnig, Carrier, and Ambler and a group of highly experienced contributors, scholars on Africa, the general reader and policy makers now have a ready reference to the literature on the impact of drugs and alcohol use in Africa." - Isidore S. Obot, Professor of Psychology, University of Uyo, Nigeria, and Director, Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA)

"Drugs in Africa traces Africans' shifting, often surprising, uses of alcohol, cannabis, khat, heroin, and pharmaceutical drugs, commonly acquired through clandestine markets. Though always sensitive to local context and culture, the contributors--expert on history, anthropology, politics, and public health--tackle two global issues: the social dimension of drug abuse and addiction and the fraught relationship between governments and drug entrepreneurs. The world's drug policy dilemmas are increasingly Africa's dilemmas, and they are depicted here in sharp relief." - David T. Courtwright, Presidential Professor of History, University of North Florida, USA, and author of Forces of Habit (2002)

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