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REVIEW High Society 107 é [EPUB] ✼ High Society By Mike Jay – Connecfloor.co.uk An illustrated cultural history of drug use from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals • Featuring artwork from the upcoming High Society exhibition at the Wellco An illustrated cultural history of drug use from its roots in animal intox[EPUB] High Society By Mike Jay Connecfloor.co.uk An illustrated cultural history of drug use from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals • Featuring artwork from the upcoming High Society exhibition at the Wellco An illustrated cultural history of drug use from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals • Featuring artwork from the upcoming High Society exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London one of the world’s greatest medical history collections • Explores the roles drugs play in different cultures as medicines religious sacraments status symbols and co.

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Ation to its future in designer neurochemicals High Society paints vivid portraits of the roles drugs play in different cultures as medicines religious sacraments status symbols and coveted trade goods From the botanicals of the classical world through the mind bending self experiments of th and th century scientists to the synthetic molecules that have transformed our understanding of the brain Mike Jay reveals how drugs such as tobacco tea and opium drove the global trade and cultural exchange that created the modern world and examines the forces that led to the prohibition of opium and cocaine a century ago and the “war on drugs” that rages toda.

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High SocietyVeted trade goods • Reveals how drugs drove the global trade and cultural exchange that made the modern world • Examines the causes of drug prohibitions a century ago and the current “war on drugs” Every society is a High Society Every day people drink coffee on European terraces and kava in Pacific villages; chew betel nut in Indonesian markets and coca leaf on Andean mountainsides; swallow ecstasy tablets in the clubs of Amsterdam and opium pills in the deserts of Rajastan; smoke hashish in Himalayan temples and tobacco and marijuana in every nation on earth Exploring the spectrum of drug use throughout history from its roots in animal intoxic.

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10 Comments on "REVIEW High Society 107"

  • Dan

    REVIEW High Society 107 High SocietyAn okay book about various drugs that the world consumes Very broad as it included stuff like sugarteacoffee and tobacco etc


  • Sara Gray

    REVIEW High Society 107 High SocietyThis was an engagingly written brief history of the economics and culture of drugs from the soft drugs sugar chocolate tobacco tea and coffee to the harder stuff such as opium coca and alcohol Meant to be paired with an exhibit at the Wellcome in London this made me wish I could have seen the exhibit itself which featured historical art and prints While fans of psychedelics won't learn too much new stuff here this was a decent summary of how much the harder stuff and especially the soft drug of sugar which involved the slave trade deeply affected the world through illicit trade slavery and prohibition


  • Mahmoud Awad

    REVIEW High Society 107 High SocietyPart 1 of 3 A Universal Impulse One would think that a geographic approach organizing drug use by continents or climate zone would be intuitive instead Jay awkwardly meanders from kava to betel and MDMA Very poor structurePart 2 of 3 From Apothecary to Laboratory Lush with exotic illustrations and rare detail though surprisingly doesn't touch upon ergotism poisoning in the construction of the medieval european Witches Sabbat Significant similarities to


  • Lizardphunk

    REVIEW High Society 107 High SocietyThe strong and weak point of this book is the same it is not moralizing in either direction This left me somewhat disappointed as different attitudes to drug use or the biological effects of mind altering drugs were not given a strong focus However this is also a strong point few books in this genre provide a matter of fact account of humanity's history of drug consumption and this book is a surprisingly clear and conci


  • Kira

    REVIEW High Society 107 High Societythey say a picture is worth 1000 words but in the case of this book that saying is put to the test Mike Jay's book glimpses at all the drugs imaginable but does not explore any of them or their meaning in depth It is the pictures that set the scene accordingly transforming


  • Ronja

    REVIEW High Society 107 High SocietySomebody compared this to a museum tour Pretty appropriate I’d say with all the pictures and short pieces of neutrally written texts Remained much on the surface but still interesting to


  • Gianfranco Gentile

    REVIEW High Society 107 High SocietyGood beautifully illustrated and up to date introduction to the ancient and universal phenomenon of drug use from an historical and cultural perspective I have to admit though that this book has left me hungry for eeeeerm ;


  • Gregory

    REVIEW High Society 107 High SocietyA very brief but well researched history of human drug use While most readers see most photos online these days it's worth putting on reading glasses and


  • Waleed

    REVIEW High Society 107 High SocietyThe 'High Society' exhibition at the Wellcome Collection November 2010 February 2011 was one of the most interesting and best curated exhibitions I have ever visited This was the tie in book which is as intelligent and mind expanding as the exhibition was I'm not sure how it stands on its own I guess you had to be there


  • Mel

    REVIEW High Society 107 High SocietyI bought this book at the High Society exhibtion at Welcome earlier in the year While the exhibition had uite a lot of interesting things in it I felt like I didn't really learn anything I felt like it was uite poorly labelled from the first room that had a case full of objects with their labels on the other side of the room to the fact that just names of drugs were given but not any of the effects So I bought the book to get information and it was full of it I can highly recommend this book It was full of interesting facts and ideas about drug use in different cultures around the world It made no difference between illegal or legal drugs but took a very scientific approach looking at how drugs are used and how their use has changed over time how certain drugs became criminilised and the affects this had on culture as well as the creation of different subcultures including the rave sceneIn the very begining in mentions experiments done with rats that showed that rats living i