9780520285439-0520285433-The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs

The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs

ISBN-13: 9780520285439
ISBN-10: 0520285433
Edition: First
Author: Dawson, Alexander S.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520285439
ISBN-10: 0520285433
Edition: First
Author: Dawson, Alexander S.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dawson, Alexander S. wrote The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs comprising 320 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520285433 and 9780520285439. Since then The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The hallucinogenic and medicinal effects of peyote have a storied history that begins well before Europeans arrived in the Americas. While some have attempted to explain the cultural and religious significance of this cactus and drug, Alexander S. Dawson offers a completely new way of understanding the place of peyote in history. In this provocative new book, Dawson argues that peyote has marked the boundary between the Indian and the West since the Spanish Inquisition outlawed it in 1620. For nearly four centuries ecclesiastical, legal, scientific, and scholarly authorities have tried (unsuccessfully) to police that boundary to ensure that, while indigenous subjects might consume peyote, others could not. Moving back and forth across the U.S.–Mexico border, The Peyote Effect explores how battles over who might enjoy a right to consume peyote have unfolded in both countries, and how these conflicts have produced the racially exclusionary systems that characterizes modern drug regimes. Through this approach we see a surprising history of the racial thinking that binds these two countries more closely than we might otherwise imagine.

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