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Biographies of Drink: a Case Study Approach to Our Historical Relationship with Alcohol

By Deborah Toner

The burgeoning box of ingesting stories, frequently ranging throughout and among disciplinary barriers, explores where of alcohol in human societies from a really assorted diversity of views. when a few students have tested the cultural meanings and social practices linked to alcohol intake, and its dating to numerous different types of id and neighborhood formation, others have fascinated by makes an attempt to manage or tax it, its function as a exchange commodity, or its clinical and mental results on shoppers. The sheer variety of matters upon which the learn of alcohol and consuming can shed mild is unquestionably a part of the power of the sector of ingesting experiences. even as, even if, it will probably make it tricky for those various strands to constantly and completely interact with each other. This ebook bargains an cutting edge method that might support to facilitate fruitful interactions among students imminent the research of alcohol from varied views: the "biographies of drink" strategy. Drawing suggestion from, but in addition going past, paintings at the "social lives of things," this number of essays showcases an process during which each one writer constructs a "biography" of a selected drink, consuming position, or notion linked to drink, in a tightly-focused ancient context. The "biographies" integrated diversity from the ingesting vessels of Roman Britain to a whisky advertisements crusade in Nineteen Fifties the United States, and care for assorted subject matters, from the institutions among alcohol and nationwide identification to the connection among consuming and Existentialism. The e-book brings jointly scholarly ways from classics, layout idea, literary reviews and historical past in the "biographies" framework. this permits for the emergence of significant parts of comparability and distinction, in addition to numerous overarching issues, corresponding to the shut institutions among various ingesting styles and notions of culture and modernity that take place in a variety of cultural and historic contexts. not just, then, does this e-book supply attention-grabbing case experiences of curiosity to students operating specifically fields or specific contexts, however it additionally showcases a efficient new technique which bargains insights of relevance to someone attracted to the position of alcohol in any society.

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High Priest (Leary, Timothy)

By Timothy Leary

Back in print after twenty years, this article from the earliest days of psychedelia chronicles the reviews on sixteen acid journeys taken sooner than LSD was once unlawful. The journey courses or "high monks" integrated Aldous Huxley, Ram Dass, Ralph Meltzner, Huston Smith and a junkie from ny urban named Willy. It tells of the goings-on and freaking out on the Millbrook mansion in ny country that grew to become the Mecca of psychedelia throughout the Nineteen Sixties, and of the numerous luminaries who made their pilgrimage there to journey with Leary and his crew. Chapters comprise an I Ching analyzing and a chronicle of what occurred in the course of these "spacewalks" of the mind.

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Side Effects: Death. Confessions of a Pharma-Insider

By John Virapen

"I bribed a Swedish professor to augment the registration of Prozac in Sweden." -John Virapen Pharmaceutical businesses are looking to retain humans ill. they need to make others imagine that they're unwell. and so they do that for one cause: funds. do you know: * Pharmaceutical businesses make investments greater than 35,000 Euro (over $50,000) in step with doctor every year to get them to prescribe their items? * greater than seventy five percentage of best scientists within the box of drugs are "paid for" via the pharmaceutical undefined? * Corruption prevailed within the approval and advertising of substances from time to time? * health problems are made up by means of the pharmaceutical and particularly advertised to augment revenues and industry stocks for the firms in query? * Pharmaceutical businesses more and more aim kids? "Side results: loss of life" is the real tale of corruption, bribery and fraud written by means of Dr. John Virapen, who has been referred to as the massive Pharma Insider. in the course of his 35 years within the pharmaceutical across the world (most significantly as common supervisor of Eli Lilly and corporate in Sweden), Virapen used to be chargeable for the selling of numerous medicinal drugs, them all with uncomfortable side effects. Now, Virapen is coming fresh and telling the entire little secrets and techniques you have been by no means meant to understand! for additional info, visit www.sideeffectsdeath.com

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Info-Psychology: A Manual for the Use of the Human Nervous System According to the Instructions of the Manufacturers, and a Navigational Guide for Piloting the Evolution of the Human Individual

By Timothy Leary

Timothy Leary, Ph.D., used to be a revered Harvard psychology professor who turned a guru for millions of individuals, espousing using the robust hallucinogen LSD and different mind-altering medications as a way of mind switch. After he was once compelled out of academia, Leary grew to become linked to the various nice names of the time, together with Aldous Huxley, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Charlie Mingus. within the mid-1960s, his popularity grew to foreign proportions. He was once unique as "the most deadly guy within the world" by means of the U.S. executive and given a 10-year sentence for ownership of marijuana. After he was once published from legal, he persisted to recommend brain-change via a number of potential, together with software program. He acted in a couple of videos, and used to be well-regarded as a stand-up comedian/philosopher. He died of melanoma in 1996.

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Snow from Broken Eyes: Cocaine in the Lives and Works of Three Expressionist Poets (Australisch-Neuseeländische Studien zur deutschen Sprache und ... Studies in German Language and Literature)

The highpoint of German Expressionism within the moment decade of the 20th century coincided with a swift raise within the availability of cocaine because the drug was once stockpiled for clinical reasons through armies scuffling with the 1st global conflict. Snow from damaged Eyes investigates the results of this old intersection for the lives and works of 3 poets linked to Expressionism: Gottfried Benn, Walter Rheiner and Georg Trakl. All 3 are identified to have used the drug through the struggle, even supposing lower than very varied situations, and the cocaine references contained of their works are both diversified. those variety from demonstrative declarations of drug use (Benn), through agonized textual re-enactments of the addict’s humiliation and affliction (Rheiner), to the mixing of drug symbolism into an unique, deeply resonant poetic code (Trakl). during this research, the findings coming up from shut readings of key works via Benn, Rheiner and Trakl are contextualized in relation either to the longstanding ancient organization among psychoactive components and imaginitive literature, and to the novel concepts in literary kind that characterised the early 20th century.

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El rey de la cocaína

By Ayda Levy

Bautizado por l. a. prensa internacional como "el rey de los angeles cocaina," Roberto Suarez Gomez llego a exportar diariamente casi dos toneladas de l. a. droga desde sus laboratorios en l. a. Amazonia boliviana a sus socios del cartel de Medellin, dirigido por Pablo Escobar, a Estados Unidos, en una operacion conjunta con l. a. CIA, y a Europa. Protegida por l. a. corrupcion de mandatarios de varios paises, asi como por militares y gobernantes bolivianos, los angeles corporacion fue conocida como "la normal vehicles del narcotrafico."
Ayda Levy, viuda de Roberto Suarez, de quien se separo al enterarse de que el acaudalado empresario, descendiente del imperio del caucho, estaba involucrado en el narcotrafico, narra en estas paginas sus vivencias y las revelaciones que el productor de los angeles droga mas pura del mundo compartio con ella. l. a. memoria implacable de l. a. autora va desvelando, entre otras, los angeles financiacion de golpes de estado, el involucramiento de Klaus Barbie, el Carnicero de Lyon, l. a. implicacion directa del Banquero de Dios, Roberto Calvi, los angeles negociacion de las rutas con el common Noriega y con el gobierno cubano, y el plan acordado con el coronel Oliver North para financiar los angeles contra nicaraguense con el producto de l. a. venta de cocaina en Estados Unidos. Llamado "el Robin Hood de Bolivia" por l. a. revista"Time" y fuente de inspiracion para un personaje clave de l. a. pelicula "Scarface," Suarez intento pagar los angeles deuda externa boliviana al tiempo que period uno de los hombres mas buscados por los angeles DEA en el mundo. Desenganado, decidio entregarse a las autoridades y, tras cumplir una breve condena, murio en libertad.
Nunca se habia escrito un testimonio como el de Ayda Levy, quien revela en este libro una pieza basic del rompecabezas del narcotrafico que jamas habia sido contada.

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Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs

By Stephen Fried

We take our medications on religion. We imagine our medical professionals are well-informed, our drug businesses scrupulous, our FDA diligent—and our medicinal drugs secure. All too usually we are flawed. simply how incorrect is documented during this significantly acclaimed portrait of the foreign pharmaceutical through one in all our so much hugely revered investigative journalists.

According to the magazine of the yank scientific organization (JAMA), adversarial drug reactions are the fourth top explanation for demise in the USA. Reactions to prescription and over the counter drugs kill way more humans every year than all unlawful drug use combined.

Stephen Fried's spouse took a capsule for a minor infection—and ended up within the emergency room. a few drug reactions leave in a number of hours or days. Diane's didn't. This emotionally wrenching event introduced Fried right into a five-year exam of the total pharmaceutical undefined, the main ecocnomic criminal enterprise on the earth. carefully documented, Bitter Pills is a full-scale portrait of tablet making and tablet taking in the USA this day, awarded throughout the robust human drama of medical professionals, sufferers, drug businesses, the FDA, and govt regulators as they warfare for keep an eye on of our medication cupboards.

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Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup

By Mark Haskell Smith

Reporting for the Los Angeles Times at the overseas blind tasting pageant held each year in Amsterdam referred to as the hashish Cup, novelist Mark Haskell Smith sampled various marijuana that used to be in contrast to something he’d experienced.  It wasn’t something like usual stoner weed, in truth it didn’t get you stoned.  This hashish possessed an ephemeral caliber recognized to aficionados as “dankness.”
 
Armed with a country of California scientific Marijuana advice, he starts off a trip into the foreign underground the place super-high-grade marijuana is built and tracks down the rag-tag group of underground botanists, outlaw farmers, and renegade pressure hunters who pursue excellence and variety in marijuana, defying the legislation to discover new flavors, tastes, and effects.  This unrelenting pursuit of dankness climaxes on the hashish Cup, which Haskell Smith vividly portrays because the great Bowl/Mardi Gras of the world's greatest money crop.

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Drugs - Without the Hot Air: Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs (Paperback) - Common

David Nutt ("the scientist sacked via the government") explains the technological know-how of what medicinal drugs are and the way they paintings. This we could us quantify and evaluate the harms brought on by various medicinal drugs. With this knowledge we will notably rework medications legislations, and highly lessen crime and all of the different social, monetary and well-being harms.

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Nicotine (Drugs: The Straight Facts)

By Heather Lehr Wagner

Medicinal drugs are everywhere--on our streets, in our houses, and in our schools--but instantly evidence approximately medicines aren't. medications: The immediately proof fills this void with candid discussions that emphasize a ancient and clinical method of studying approximately medicinal drugs, their use, and their impact at the user's well-being. A historic point of view on tobacco, this booklet discusses many of the felony debates surrounding smoking. hint the trail nicotine travels throughout the physique, learn the healthiness dangers smoking creates, and find out about nicotine's addictive characteristics.

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