STS.062J / 21A.344J Drugs, Politics, and Culture, Spring 2003
Drugs, Politics, and Culture
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Examines the relationship between drugs, politics, and society in cross-cultural perspective; use of mind-altering and habit-forming substances by "traditional societies"; the development of a global trade in sugar, opium, and cocaine with the rise of capitalism; and the use and abuse of alcohol, LSD, and Prozac in the US. Finishes by looking at the war on drugs, shifting attitudes to tobacco, and by evaluating America's drug laws.
drugs, politics, society, cross-cultural perspective, mind-altering substances, habit-forming substances, global trade, sugar, opium, cocaine, capitalism, alcohol, alcohol abuse, LSD, Prozac, war on drugs, tobacco, drug laws, STS.062J, 21A.344J, STS.062, 21A.344, Drug abuse, Narcotics, Control of -- Political aspects