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The African roots of marijuana
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Éditeur Duke University Press
Année 2019
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The African roots of marijuana
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1 vol. (351 pages) ; 23 cm
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Duvall, Chris S., author. African roots of marijuana
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Classification Dewey
362.29/5096
Contenu
Cannabis and Africa ; Race and plant evolution ; Roots of African cannabis cultures ; Cannabis colonizes the continent ; A convenient crop ; Society overturned : the Bena Riamba ; Cannabis crosses the Atlantic ; Working under the influence ; Buying and banning ; Rethinking marijuana.
Résumé
"After arriving from South Asia approximately a thousand years ago, cannabis quickly spread throughout the African continent. European accounts of cannabis in Africa--often fictionalized and reliant upon racial stereotypes--shaped widespread myths about the plant and were used to depict the continent as a cultural backwater and Africans as predisposed to drug use. These myths continue to influence contemporary thinking about cannabis. In 'The African Roots of Marijuana' Chris S. Duvall corrects common misconceptions while providing an authoritative history of cannabis as it flowed into, throughout, and out of Africa. Duvall shows how preexisting smoking cultures in Africa transformed the plant into a fast-acting and easily dosed drug and how it later became linked with global capitalism and the slave trade. People often used cannabis to cope with oppressive working conditions under colonialism, as a recreational drug, and in religious and political movements. This expansive look at Africa's importance to the development of human knowledge about marijuana will challenge everything readers thought they knew about one of the world's most ubiquitous plants" (ed.)
ISBN
978-1-4780-0361-8
1-4780-0361-8
978-1-4780-0394-6
1-4780-0394-4
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