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Title Dangerous harvest : drug plants and the transformation of indigenous landscapes / edited by Michael K. Steinberg, Joseph J. Hobbs, Kent Mathewson
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 325 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction / Michael K. Steinberg -- Drugs, moral geographies, and indigenous peoples : some initial mappings and central issues / Kent Mathewson -- The stimulus of prohibition : a critical history of the global narcotics trade / Alfred Mccoy -- Opium and the people of Laos / Joseph Westermeyer -- Opium production in Afghanistan and Pakistan / Nigel J.R. Allen -- The state and the ongoing struggle over coca in Bolivia : legitimacy, hegemony, and the exercise of power / Harry Sanabria -- The marijuana milpa : agricultural adaptations in a post-subsistence Maya landscape in southern Belize / Michael K. Steinberg -- Sacred and profane uses of the cactus Lophophora Williamsii from the south Texas Texas peyote gardens / Clarissa Kimber, Darrel McDonald -- Desert traffic : the dynamics of the drug trade in northwestern Mexico / Eric Perramond -- Cannabis in colonial India : production, state intervention, and resistance in the late nineteenth-century Bengali landscape / James H. Mills -- Suppressing opium and "reforming" minorities : antidrug campaigns in ethnic communities in the early People's Republic of China / Zhou Yongming -- Environmental and social consequences of coca/cocaine in Peru : policy alternatives and a research agenda / Kenneth R. Young -- Modern use and environmental impact of the kava plant int eh remote Oceania / Mark Merlin, William Raynor -- The global nexus of drug cultivation / Joseph J. Hobbs
Summary The global drug trade and its associated violence, corruption, and human suffering create global problems that include political and military conflicts, ethnic minority human rights violations, and stresses on economic development. Drug production and eradication affects the stability of many states, shaping and sometimes distorting their foreign policies. External demand for drugs has transformed many indigenous cultures from using local agricultural activity to being enmeshed in complex global problems. Dangerous Harvest presents a global overview of indigenous peoples' relations with drugs. It presents case studies from various cultural landscapes that are involved in drug plant production, trade, and use, and examines historical uses of illicit plant substances. It continues with coverage of eradication efforts, and the environmental impact of drug plant production. In its final chapter, it synthesizes the major points made and forecasts future directions of crop substitution programs, international eradication efforts, and changes in indigenous landscapes. The book helps unveil the farmer, not to glamorize those who grow drug plants but to show the deep historical, cultural, and economic ties between farmer and crop
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drug abuse.
Drug control.
Drug traffic.
Drug and Narcotic Control.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Population Groups.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Form Electronic book
Author Hobbs, Joseph J. (Joseph John), 1956-
Mathewson, Kent, 1946-
Steinberg, Michael K., 1965-
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